Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Passeriformes      Family: Laniidae
 

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Laniidae (Shrikes) are a widespread group of medium-sized sit-and-wait predators. They have a strong, hooked bill (sometimes toothed), large head, longish tail, strong legs and sharp claws. Most Laniidae species are patterned crisply in gray, black, white, bay or chestnut. They feed on larger insects, grasshoppers, rodents, reptiles and even small birds. Some species impale their prey on thorns or barbed wire for later retrieval. Most shrikes are birds of open country. All are generally solitary, monogamous, territorial birds. Sexes generally alike. The clutch size is 2-6 eggs; both parents care for the young, sometimes with helpers.

Red-backed Shrike  (Lanius collurio) - sparse passage migrant
Burmese Shrike  (Lanius collurioides) - sparse passage migrant
Brown Shrike  (Lanius cristatus) - widespread winter visitor
Northern Shrike  (Lanius excubitor) - widespread resident
Rufous-tailed Shrike  (Lanius isabellinus) - widespread winter visitor
Southern Grey Shrike  (Lanius meridionalis) - resident
Lesser Grey Shrike  (Lanius minor) - vagrant
Long-tailed Shrike  (Lanius schach) - widespread resident
Grey-backed Shrike  (Lanius tephronotus) - local resident & widespread winter visitor
Bay-backed Shrike  (Lanius vittatus) - widespread resident


Passeriformes families
Aegithalidae
Alaudidae
Bombycillidae
Certhiidae
Cinclidae
Cisticolidae
Corvidae
Eurylaimidae
Fringillidae
Hirundinidae
Hypocoliidae
Irenidae
Laniidae
Muscicapidae
Nectariniidae
Paridae
Passeridae
Pittidae
Pycnonotidae
Regulidae
Sittidae
Sturnidae
Sylviidae
Zosteropidae

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