Too close for comfort – Brown Shrike

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ShrikeBr [AmarSingh]

“This adult female Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) was unusually accommodating (above, below).

ShrikeBr [AmarSingh]

“I was sitting in the car and she was just outside the window.

ShrikeBr rictal-bristle [AmarSingh]

“Had to lean back to get her in focus. Love the rictal bristles (above) and magnificent claws (below).

ShrikeBr claws [AmarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
20th December 2016

Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands

Note: According to Krys Kazimierczak, Oriental Bird Images Editor, “…the dark markings on the side of the crown and lesser coverts suggest that this is a 1st winter.”

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