The throat, neck sides and underparts are white, with orange on the flanks and breast. EVERY BIRDING ECOTOURS trip earns funds for Community Guides - just quote surfbirds Smaller numbers are found west to eastern Mali and Nigeria, and in northern Kenya and southern Saudi Arabia. Most birds leave the breeding areas in late August and September, and return north in February and March. Most occur in open habitats. [10], The masked shrike is the smallest of its genus, a slender bird which usually weighs 20–23 g (0.71–0.81 oz), measuring 17–18.5 cm (6.7–7.3 in) long with a 24–26.5 cm (9.4–10.4 in) wingspan. There are large white slashes across the shoulders. [11] A masked shrike has been recorded as feigning injury when trapped, only to return to normal when the threat receded. Autumn migration is in full swing along the east coast with Yorkshire’s first masked shrike and only the third for Britain in the Triangle at Spurn. The burly, bull-headed Northern Shrike is a pint-sized predator of birds, small mammals, and insects. Although the population appears to be declining, the decrease is not rapid enough to trigger the IUCN vulnerability criteria. The family Laniidae consists of 31 species in three genera, if the Southern Grey Shrike and Great Grey Shrike are accepted as separate species which the author recommends. It maintains a breeding territory of 2–5 ha (5–12 acres) and is also territorial on the wintering grounds, defending an area of about 3 ha (7 acres). A. aeshna5 Well-known member. Learn more Clematis paniculata (synonym C. dioscoreifolia) This clematis is a vigorous and fragrant climber. Juvenile plumage, overal very white bird with gery and black markings. The throat, neck sides and underparts are white, with orange flanks and breast. The form phoenicuroides is now treated as a full species: Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides. The species' calls are short and grating, but the song has melodic warbler-like components. [3], The masked shrike was described by German explorer and naturalist Martin Lichtenstein in 1823 under its current scientific name. Masked Shrike, an adult male. Copyright: Wikipedia. Photo 2. Looks like a juvenile Masked Shrike. White-crested Helmet-Shrike juvenile May 2019. Adults of the two species are easily distinguished, since the masked shrike has white on its head and a dark rump, whereas the woodchat shrike has a black crown, rusty nape and white rump. [13], Masked shrikes are most similar in appearance to woodchat shrikes, but are smaller, more slender and longer-tailed. The male has rich rusty breast and sides. Despite the huge distance I agreed instantly. The male may also give a fluttering, zigzagging flight display. The juvenile Dusky Wrasse, diminutive at just over three centimeters, takes this a step further. The species is declining in Greece and Turkey because of habitat loss, and a large decrease in Israel is thought to be due to pesticides. The female is sometimes fed by her mate while she crouches with spread wings and gives begging calls. [23], Like its relatives, the masked shrike hunts from a perch, typically 3–8 m (10–26 ft) high, although usually in less exposed locations than those favoured by most other shrikes. [3] It is constructed in a tree 1.5–10 m (4.9–32.8 ft) above the ground and averages 170 mm (6.7 in) wide and 65 mm (2.6 in) deep, with the cup 75 mm (3.0 in) across and a 35 mm (1.4 in) in depth. Migrating birds are shot in the countries around the eastern Mediterranean, despite legal protection in most countries, and there is some persecution of breeding birds in Greece and Syria, where this species is considered to be unlucky. [8] "Shrike", first recorded in 1545, derives from the shrill cries given by this family,[9] and the traditional common name "butcher-bird" again refers to the characteristic prey storage,[6] and has been in use since at least 1668. Martial Eagle Adult female April 2019. The iris is brown, the bill is black and the legs are dark brown or black. 6.5.20. The parrots that build "bird condominiums" : The, The record holder for speaking most words: the common. The nest is built in a tree and 4-7 eggs are laid. The Masked Shrike, Lanius nubicus, is a member of the shrike family Laniidae. This medium-sized passerine is the smallest shrike at 17-18cm in length. Forages mainly on arthropods, which it locates from prominent perches. Medium-sized, slim shrike patterned in dark gray, black, and white. The masked shrike (Lanius nubicus) is a bird in the shrike family, Laniidae. Sexes are similar, but young birds are washed-out versions of the adults. Bimaculated Lark December 2013. Shrikes often sit on exposed perches and swoop down to catch prey on the ground. They are dependent on the adults for about 3–4 weeks after leaving the nest. It sometimes hunts from prominent perches, like other shrikes, but as often from semi-cover. Some individuals show faint dark barring on the chest. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these The masked shrike (Lanius nubicus) is a bird in the shrike family, Laniidae. There are large white patches on the shoulders and primaries, and the outermost tail feathers are also white. They are short-necked birds with rounded wings and a hooked tip to the bill. Both the male and female have a grey back, forehead and crown, a distinctive black mask across the face, and a whitish throat and underparts, which are sometimes tinged grey. Alastair, who has every Sunday and Monday off work, asked me, almost a week ago, that if the bird was still around when he was next off would I be interested in the "twitch". Masked shrikes of both sexes are known to impale in winter and on migration. Masked Shrike. A delicate-looking long-tailed shrike with striking black-and-white plumage. Flanks are washed orange with a distinctive white shoulder patch. [15], The masked shrike breeds in the Balkans, northeast Greece and some of the Greek islands, Turkey, Cyprus and from Syria south to Israel. ... It’s also possible that we won’t be able to tell if the bird is a juvenile or a female. [3], International Union for Conservation of Nature, 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T22705099A39387359.en, "Identification pitfalls and assessment problems: 17. Most other shrikes use high, exposed branches throughout the year, but the masked shrike only uses conspicuous locations at the start of the breeding season, otherwise choosing lower, more sheltered spots. The altricial downy chicks are fed by both parents until they fledge 18–20 days later. Jun 11, 2020 #4 It is migratory, wintering south of the Sahara, mainly in Chad, Sudan and Ethiopia. In the area behind the trough some Corn Buntings were seen. The crown and nape are grey, with a typical shrike black bandit mask through the eye. Populations are decreasing in parts of the European range, but not rapidly enough to raise serious conservation concerns, and the species is therefore classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as being of least concern. I cheekily asked if I could have a look and to my amazement it wasn't a Red-backed, but looked like a juvenile Woodchat Shrike, with its large scapular patches and overall pale plumage. Showed up well against hedge and at distance. This shrike has occurred as a vagrant in Algeria, Finland, Kenya, Libya, Spain, Sweden,[13] Mauritania and Turkmenistan. I found two male birds in the area, which took a bit of work but was well worth it. [25] Despite its relatively small size, the masked shrike has been recorded as killing species such as lesser whitethroat and little swift. Wadi Degla seems good for the Masked Shrike and I found a female Red-backed Shrike last year at the Gezira Club. Photo 3. It has a long tail and relatively small bill,[3][11] on each side of which is a tomial tooth; the upper mandible bears a triangular ridge which fits a corresponding notch in the lower mandible. The eggs average 20 mm × 16 mm (0.79 in × 0.63 in) in size and are variable in colour, with a background of grey, cream or yellow, diffuse grey blotches, and a ring of brown markings. It is only provided for educational and entertainment purposes, and is in no way intended as a substitute for The fields around Pervolia this morning had migrants feeding there -four juvenile Collared Pratincole, at least 40 Western Yellow Wagtail (see photo), a female Masked Shrike and a lovely male Red-backed Shrike posing on a dried artichoke head (see photo). Crows: The birds that go fishing with breadcrumbs! In Somalia this bird is now rare. The loggerhead shrike is a medium-sized shrike species, named for its proportionately large head. Size comparison with Great Tit. Taiga Flycatcher, South Shields, Durham (Matthew Mellor).. Kent's first Masked Shrike – a first-winter – was another of the week's big hitters, residing on the county's north coast at Reculver on 17-18th. The kill may be impaled on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder" for immediate or later consumption. Without tail length body of bird is about the size of a Great Tit. The male has rich rusty breast and sides. [20], Male masked shrikes sing from perches in their territories from early April, sometimes chasing or competing vocally with neighbouring males. [13] This species may also be infected by parasites, such as an eyeworm,[21] a tick, Hyalomma marginatum,[22] and at least two species of Haemoproteus blood parasites. According to a study conducted…, Throughout history, Crows, Ravens and other black birds were feared as symbols of evil or death.…, These splendidly plumaged birds are found in certain areas of Southern Mexico and Central America…, It has already been recorded that the Common Poorwills can enter extended periods of hibernation as…, Smallest Bird in Existence: Which is it: the Bee or the Bumble Bee Hummingbirds? [12], The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates the European population of the masked shrike to be between 105,000–300,000 individuals, suggesting a global total of 142,000–600,000 birds. Shrikes are a charismatic group of birds occurring throughout most of the Old World and North America. It is migratory, wintering mainly in northeast Africa. It occurs in lowlands and in hills up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft). The song, up to a minute long, is soft for a shrike, with chattering sounds interspersed with rich warbles. Britain and Ireland Stop Press Gallery. Shrikes fatten up before migration, but to a lesser extent than other passerines because they can feed on the way, sometimes taking other tired migrants. In both cases, if the process is not complete by the time of migration it is suspended and completed on the wintering grounds. [13] The male's courtship display, usually accompanied by singing, starts with the bird perching erect and shivering its wings on an exposed perch, and is followed by the shrike stepping down its branch and bowing, either on the move or while temporarily halted. The masked shrike has no subspecies. Avianweb / BeautyOfBirds or any of their authors / publishers assume no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the published material. [24] Individual birds may be very tame, following a gardener or feeding close to an observer. It may occur in gardens and resorts on migration, and in winter again prefers open country with thorny bushes and large trees like acacia or introduced eucalyptus. Often pumps its long tail. Then a splendid juvenile Masked Shrike paid a brief visit. Resplendent Quetzals - The Rare Jewel Birds of the World. [13] More than 100 have been seen in one locality in Israel, with five in a single bush. The nest is a neat cup built in a tree by both adults, and the clutch is normally 4–6 eggs, which are incubated by the female for 14–16 days until hatching. Terms Of Use / Copyright Restrictions, Site Privacy Policy | Report Abuse | Website Administrator | Web Design by Drupal Development Services. The masked shrike's preferred habitat is open woodland with bushes and some large trees. The juvenile has heavily vermiculated grey upperparts, and white underparts which are also vermiculated. ... Masked Shrike February 2014. The chicks are fed by both parents until they fledge 18–20 days later, and remain dependent on the adults for about 3–4 weeks after leaving the nest. Red-backed Shrike, Pervolia 21st August 2020 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours The Silver Lace Vine grows up to 12 feet the very first year. A Masked Shrike, found by Derek Smith at Reculver, was another matter and enough to tempt me out to firstly see it and secondly to try and get a few photos of the bird, given the rarity value of a Masked Shrike in Kent. Depending on the…. Masked Shrike in Fife, October 2004 My car was out of action on the Saturday, but I planned the trip to Barrow the following day to see the Dusky Warbler. We walked closer to get a better view. The Heroes that Were Pigeons: The Smart “Rescue and War” Pigeons The juvenile has grey-brown upperparts with darker bars from the head to rump, a paler grey forehead, barred off-white underparts and brown wings with white primary patches. Masked Shrike eats large insects, small birds, voles and lizards which it impales on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder". The masked shrike eats mainly large insects, occasionally small vertebrates; it sometimes impales its prey on thorns or barbed wire. Often pumps its long tail. A few days in the Akamas area 6th - 8th August produced several adult and juvenile Masked Shrike, a male and a female Woodchat Shrike and among the first return migrating Lesser Grey Shrike and Red-backed Shrike. However when news broke of a juvenile Masked Shrike at Kilrenny in Fife my plans were suitably changed! © Ryan Merrill | Macaulay Library Washington, February 19, 2017 Although unafraid of humans, it is aggressive to its own species and other birds which infringe on its territory. Found along forest edge and in forest clearings, lush woodland, cultivations, and gardens. Female like male but duller, with juvenile grayer and more barred on the upperparts and sides. in September 2014. Elements of the display are shared with other shrikes, but stepping-down and bowing on the move appear to be confined to this species. The range in the east is uncertain, and may include Afghanistan and northern Saudi Arabia. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. It is the smallest member of its genus, long-tailed and with a hooked bill. [3] The masked shrike breeds in its first year, but its average life span is unknown. In some areas breeding occurs at greater altitudes, up to 2,000 m (6,600 ft). Juvenile similar to juvenile Woodchat Shrike but has greyer upperparts, is heavily barred, the forehead and eyebrow are whitish, with a finer bill and longer tail. Carden Alvar on 11 June 2010. Grey Francolin December 2013. The male has mainly black upperparts, with white on its crown, forehead and supercilium and large white patches on the shoulders and wings. It also nests in eastern Iraq and western Iran. It was once thought that this behaviour was shown mainly by male shrikes in the breeding season, but this is not the case. Scarlet runner bean, Phaseolus coccineus, is an annual vine. Jun 11, 2020 #3 Thanks a lot Pavel! Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Although it is a short-range migrant, vagrants have occurred widely elsewhere, including northern and western Europe. Following this separation, images have been relabelled where the identification was clear. [13], The masked shrike gives the harsh calls typical of this family, with repeated tsr, tzr or shek notes and some whistles, and when alarmed produces a rattling krrrr. Since this is a short-range migrant, a bird in Scotland in October 2004 was a remarkable example of vagrancy, though a second British record occurred on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly in November 2006. The juvenile has grey-brown upperparts with a paler forehead and barring from the head to rump, barred off-white underparts and brown wings аpart from the white primary patches. Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Adult Loggerhead Shrike shows black mask extending over bill. Greater Honeygude juvenile April 2019. Unlike its relatives, it avoids very open, lightly vegetated country. Thanks again for your help! The face is white except for a broad black line running back from the eye. Woodchat Shrike, "Trapped Masked Shrike "feigning disablement, "Ticks (Ixodoidea) on birds migrating from Africa to Europe and Asia", "Blood parasites of some passeriform birds in Baghdad area, central Iraq", "BirdLife International Species factsheet: Masked Shrike, "International Union for Conservation of Nature", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Masked_shrike&oldid=984925954, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 22:37. They breed in far northern North America and come as far south as the northern U.S. for winter. Grey-headed Bush-Shrike May 2019. This book is the first to cover all the shrikes in one volume. It is a common species in Turkey, Cyprus, Israel and Syria. Breeds in thick Mediterranean scrub. Prey is usually taken from the ground, but occasionally picked off foliage or caught in the air with an agile flycatcher-like flight. Bird Id - Easy Bird Identification - Easy Bird Identifier. It is migratory, wintering in northeast Africa. Thank you. [13] It perches upright, frequently cocking its tail, and has an easy, agile flight. Common Kestrel December 2013. Sea watching was quiet with not much movement yet, although I had several Gull-billed and Whiskered Tern, a… Jerusalem Bird Observatory (JBO). [6][7] The bird was independently described by Dutch zoologist Coenraad Temminck in 1824 as Lanius personatus, from the Latin personatus "masked",[5] referring, as does the English name, to the bird's appearance, but the older name takes precedence. It is the smallest member of its genus, long-tailed and with a hooked bill. A juvenile Masked Shrike was reported in Yorkshire and Kilnsea near Hull. There are indications that this shrike is adapting to plantations instead of natural woodlands, which could help populations in the longer term. [13][14], Juveniles moult their head, body and some wing feathers a few weeks after fledging, and adults have a complete moult after breeding. This adaptation is otherwise only found in falcons. Female like male but duller, with juvenile grayer and more barred on the upperparts and sides. In the female and young birds the upperparts are dark grey rather than black, and the orange flanks are less bright and reduced in extent. Turkey is a stronghold with up to 90,000 pairs. Replacement clutches are laid in June or July if the nest fails, and second broods appear to be common in at least some areas. [13], Vertebrate predators of young birds include cats and crows. It shares the striped pattern, but on the rear of the dorsal fin, there is a very prominent ocellus, a false eye. Juveniles are more similar, but the masked shrike has a longer tail, paler face, and grey back and rump, whereas the woodchat shrike has a sandy back and pale grey rump. A later synonym from 1844 was L. leucometopon from the Greek leukos, "white", and metopon, "forehead", describing a feature of the distinctive head pattern. There is a small white wing patch, and the bill and legs are dark grey. Please note: Any content published on this site is commentary or opinion, and is protected under Free Speech. It breeds in southeastern Europe and the eastern end of the Mediterranean, with a separate population in western Iran. Photo: James Barber. [13], This species is seen in Egypt, Jordan and Israel much more often in spring than autumn, suggesting that the southern movement may be concentrated further east. Note white chin. The shrikes are a family of slender, long-tailed passerines, most of its members being in the genus Lanius, the typical shrikes. In flight it also shows a larger white wing-patch.. The male has mainly black upperparts, with whit… It sometimes hunts from prominent perches, like other shrikes, but as often from semi-cover. [3], The masked shrike is a solitary species except when on migration. [13] Eggs are laid from April to June, mainly in May in the lowlands and about a month later in the mountains. A bold black mask and stout, hooked bill heighten the impression of danger in these fierce predators. [3] At least three individuals have been documented in Great Britain,[16][17][18] and two individuals in Armenia. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); © 2011 beautyofbirds.com - All Rights Reserved. [2] The affiliations of the masked shrike with other members of the genus are uncertain; the "brown" shrikes (brown, red-backed and isabelline shrikes) and tropical species like the Somali fiscal have both been suggested as possible relatives. Mallard Drake January 2014. It uses material from Wikipedia.org ... Additional information and photos added by Avianweb. Although it is a short-range migrant, vagrants have occurred widely elsewhere, including northern and western Europe. Jose . Once home RBA revealed a juvenile Masked Shrike had been reported at Spurn in East Yorkshire. The bill may be snapped when the bird is agitated. The male Masked Shrike is a striking bird, with black and white plumage and orange flanks. We were also pleased to see a pair of Sombre Tits come in for a drink. It is less conspicuous than its relatives, avoiding very open country and often perching in less exposed locations. [13] It resembles the songs of Hippolais species, particularly the olive-tree warbler. The juvenile has heavily vermiculated grey upperparts, and white underparts which are also vermiculated. The 3rd record of Masked Shrike in Britain, at Kilnsea, E.Yorks. Juvenile Loggerhead Shrike with faint barring on the underparts, which will wear off quicker than on a first year Northern Shrike. The underparts are white, but with buff flanks. [19], The masked shrike's preferred habitat is open woodland with bushes and some large trees. terms. The female is a duller version of the male, with brownish black upperparts and a grey or buff tone to the shoulders and underparts. [13] The normal clutch is 4–6 eggs, which are incubated by the female for 14–16 days until hatching. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. [27], Numbers have declined in recent decades in Europe, although Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus still have several thousand breeding pairs. The rest of the underparts are white with orange flanks. Pale wing patch is noticeable in flight. Birds will hold small territories on about 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres) on migration, and, unlike other shrikes, may congregate in significant numbers. It is normally found in more wooded areas than sympatric shrikes. A delicate-looking long-tailed shrike with striking black-and-white plumage. Photo: Jean Iron. [11][13] Because passerines have relatively weak legs, impalement holds the corpse while it is dismembered. professional advice. It is migratory, wintering mainly in northeast Africa. Clean white breast as … The Smallest Bird on Earth Weighs Less than a Penny! The male has completely white underparts, while the female has a rufous flank patch. Masked Shrike breeds in open woodland and cultivated country. The large numbers and extensive breeding range of about 353,000 km2 (136,000 sq mi),[26] mean that this shrike is classified by the IUCN as being of least concern. [3] The first nest is destroyed by the pair to provide material for a replacement breeding attempt. The juvenile has grey-brown upperparts with a paler forehead and barring from the head to rump, barred off-white underparts and brown wings аpart from the white primary patches. Masked Shrike (Lanius Nubicus), from a banding. Following this separation, images have been relabelled where the identification was clear. Its upperparts, crown, long tail and wings are mainly black; there are large white patches on the wings which are conspicuous in flight. [12], The male has mainly black upperparts, a white crown, forehead and supercilium. It breeds in southeastern Europe and at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, with a separate population in eastern Iraq and western Iran. Masked Shrike eats large insects, small birds, voles and lizards which it impales on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder". Immature Immatures have finely barred underparts and indistinct or incomplete masks. Afterwards we take the wing and tail lengths. Photo 4. Despite it being 3 hours away and there had only been two previous records in the UK and the fact I’d always wanted to visit this unique peninsula the draw was extreme. Orchards and other cultivated land with suitable old trees or large hedges are also used by this species. Thunder Bay on 5 May 2010. [3][11] The female is a duller version of the male, with brownish-black upperparts and a grey or buff tinge to the white shoulder patches and underparts. [4] Lanius is the Latin for a butcher, and comes from the shrikes' habit of impaling prey, reminiscent of a butcher hanging carcasses,[5] and nubicus means "Nubian" (from northeast Africa). It doesn't get much better than this really, an absolute stunner, especially in flight when they are really striking. You may be right, as I believe I photographed the bird in Sudan, where the species is indeed found. J. Jose605 Well-known member. On rare occasions, males may sing in flight. Masked Shrike: Remove filter: Rarity level : Select how rare the species in the photos should be: Species : Select a species to look for (if you wish): Location : Select the region and county to look in (if you wish): ... juvenile: Taken: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 : Spurn (Yorkshire) Uploaded: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 : We put the news out on the radio system as "an interesting shrike, possibly Woodchat" while John looked on his iPhone at the Collins Bird Guide app. Little Egret Barnet Female Chaffinch Fontenermont Adult Female Great Spotted Woodpecker Again a juvenile, as were the other two records. It breeds in southeastern Europe and at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, with a separate population in eastern Iraq and western Iran. [3] Vertebrates are killed by bill blows to the back of the head, and the tomial teeth are then used to separate the neck bones. 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