Long-tailed Shrike – juveniles and adults

“I saw a pair of adults Long-tailed Shrikes (Lanius schach schach) with two juveniles. One juveniles was more mature and self-feeding (above), the other still being fed by parents (below). Both still had a gape, a less developed face mask, rufous-buff edging to the wing feathers; the younger one had a shorter tail. The self-feeding juvenile was taking caterpillars on the ground.

“Of the 2 parents that I saw (below), one took a centipede as prey for the young. Most prey was taken on the ground.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
27th June 2019

Location: Macao Special Administrative Region, China


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