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  Red-backed Shrike

 

 

Lanius collurio

(733) 18 cm; 29 g

M  Male unlikely to be confused with any other shrike in region, with combination of brick red back and wings and grey head. Lacks white wingbar of Souza's Shrike.

F  Duller than M; lightly scalloped underparts and fine vermiculations on crown separate it from Marico and Chat flycatchers.

JUV  Similar to F but more heavily vermiculated above.

STATUS  Common non-br Palearctic migrant; majority arrive mid- to late Nov, most departing by Apr.

HABITAT  Primarily semi-arid open woodland, especially Acacia.

FOOD  An insect specialist on non-br grounds.

CALL  Series of harsh warbles (including mimicry), especially in early morning and evening.

 

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Nhabe River

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600 f/4L

 

 

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Nhabe River

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600 f/4L

 

 

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Samedupi, Boteti River

Camera: Canon 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Samedupi, Boteti River

Camera: Canon 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Maun Game Park

Camera: Canon 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8 + 1.4x Ext

 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600 f/4L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600 f/4L

 

 

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400 f/2.8L

 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Black Pools

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Boteti River

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L 

 

 

 

 

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