Brown Shrike – first winter

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ShrikeBr-1st winter [AmarSingh]

“A 1st winter Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) that tried to intimidate me.

ShrikeBr-1st winter [AmarSingh]

“Too bright colored. L. c. superciliosus?”

(According to Erritzoe et al. (2007), ‘first winter’ refers to a juvenile bird that has a partial post-juvenile moult.)

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th November 2016

Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth near limestone hills

Erritzoe, J., K. Kampp, K. Winker & C. B. Frith, 2007. The ornithologist’s dictionary. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. 290 pp.

  1. Daisy O'Neill

    Morning Amar,
    Interesting find. Looks like this juvenile’s raging breeding hormones gone into confusion mode.

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