Species Details

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Brown Shrike Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lanius cristatus
Family : Laniidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Brown Shrike is a small brown bird with a stout bill.The male look entirely rufous-brown from above and pale from below.On the contrary the female looks paler dark and faint dark scaling on its breasts and flanks.Both sexes have brown irises,horn-brown bill and plumbeous legs and feet.The juvenile has warm-brown upperparts which looks like the female. The brown shrike is a migratory bird that returns to the same wintering sites each year. They establish territories early and have a regular timing of migration. They breed from late May to June in a variety of habitats. They mainly feed on insects, which they impale on thorns, and sometimes prey on small birds and lizards. They search for prey from a perch and fly down to catch it.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sunny Tseng(www.xeno-canto.org/Sunny Tseng), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.