Lesser Grey Shrike
(731) 21 cm; 46 g
Similar, F slightly duller, mask narrower and with scattered pale
feathers. Grey crown, nape and back easily distinguish it from
Common Fiscal (which has prominent white scapular bar). Salmon pink
underparts conspicuous in fresh plumage; not always visible on
Paler than ad, more buff above and yellowish below.
Fairly common non-br Palearctic migrant; most arrive second half
Nov, and depart Mar/Apr.
Arid and semi-arid open Acacia savanna; also found in dry
Mainly insects, especially beetles.
Harsh grating geer-geer... shrek-shrek-shrek-shrek... notes.
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