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  Southern White-crowned Shrike

     (White-crowned Shrike)

 

Eurocephalus anguitimens

(756) 24 cm; 70 g

SEXES  Alike. White crown and dark line through eye diagnostic.

JUV  Crown off-white, mottled brown; bill yellowish.

STATUS  Locally common near-endemic, sedentary with some nomadic movements recorded. In pairs or small groups of 4-8 birds.

HABITAT  Dry, open woodland.

FOOD  Almost entirely invertebrates.

CALL  Harsh, nasal skwee-kwee-kwee notes.

BR  Monogamous and co-operative. Cup nest well bound with cobweb and placed in fork of outer branch of tree.

ALT NAME  White-crowned Shrike.

 

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Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Nxai Pan

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 5D Mk III

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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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm Mk II

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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