Red-backed Shrikes L. collurio are very closely related, and It is given as a rare autumn passage migrant in Kachchh and Saurashtra, with a few individuals noted in September during the autumn passage migration season, A catalogue of the Birds in the collection of the Bombay Natural History Society -20, Abdulali, H. 1976. Soc. Outside of these areas, Khachar, (1996) noted it in Hingolgadh, near Rajkot, and it has been, recorded from Little Rann of Kachchh and surrounding. Certain eastern races, however, are rather remains unconcealed by the coverts. known to migrate through Kachchh (Jugal Tiwari. Here we describe three further specimens from the type series (two males, one female) recently relocated in the Berlin collection. It is easily seen in Kachchh, but is, scarcer in Saurashtra and north Gujarat. Red-backed Shrike breeds in the west and central Palearctic, and winters in Africa, and the eastern sub-species, occurs here; it is unclear if the nominate, (Rasmussen & Anderton 2012). Since I had never, seen such an individual here, and it is not known to occur in, this area, but breeds in Kazakhstan, I sent the images to Arend, Wassink, author of ‘Birds of Kazakhstan’. One of the other males is a very close match for a syntype of speculigerus held in Berlin. I spent just over eight hours and had the bird to myself the majority of … 2016. display an extensive russet flush. I humbly annouce that i was the one in Pakistan who captured this bird first time in Pakistan. The taxonomy and systematics of the Brown Shrike and its relatives are rather complex. Another feature seen here is that, some individuals have completely gray upperparts with almost, Hence, there is a lot of individual variation seen in the. An initial specimen had been discovered in Europe, more precisely in Great Britain, in 1985. There is normally no Red-backed, Brown, Isabelline and Re d-tailed Shrike in Gujarat Prasad Ganpule: C/o. are the only two records reported from Gujarat till now. Distribution / … Male is gray-brown above with a black mask and unmarked pale underparts that contrast with a bright cinnamon tail. Isabelline Shrike: Small shrike, pale grey-brown above, white below, buff on flanks. with the Isabelline shrike, birds of the nominate form display rather russet I rang Rare Bird Alert and described the features of the bird and after ruling out Brown Shrike, we agreed it was an Isabelline. to the Pacific and is a winter visitor in India, and there have been other sightings recently from, ). The brown shrike is closely related to the red-backed shrike and isabelline shrike. 2012. In Thai: นกอีเสือสีน้ำตาล, nok e-seua see namtaan Binomial name: Lanius cristatus, Carolus Linnaeus, 1758 The brown shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. Nazarbaug, Morbi 363642. firstname.lastname@example.org. ) This morph is not known, to occur in India and is not illustrated in either Grimmett, On 14 September 2014, I went for bird watching to a scrub, forest near Morbi, Gujarat (22° 43’ N 71° 07’ E). Concentration of Brown Shrike Brown Shrike is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. phoenicuroidies have less distinct body plumage. also known as ‘Chinese Shrike’, this taxon is a very, type individual with very diffuse mask, grey, . The wings are brown and lack any white "mirror" patches. I observed another individual, a first-winter bird, in Khadir, Kachchh, on 5 September 2015. Red-brown rump and medium tail. 2 nd ed. A field guide to the birds of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, . ), with a recent record in September 2016 (Tiwari 2016). A question mark regarding its occurrence for, Gujarat is shown in the breeding and distribution map (see, Figure 1) in Worfolk (2000), while Grimmett. NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern The Brown Shrike is the common shrike of East Asia, a bird that is fairly in keeping with the standard look of shrikes and unusually, a lot less colourful than the species found in Europe. Lanius isabellinusRufous-tailed Shrike (incl. Relocation The fact that there had been an overwintering Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus only 132 km to the S of the place where the Brown Shrike had been seen was kept in mind by Ricard Gutiérrez who, in company of Sergi Sales, decided to have a further look (they both had been there before without luck in early January 2015) on the afternoon of 9.2.2015. Gujarat, and further records can prove this. I have, taken only sightings where the identification is confirmed with, photographs. 2015. as given in Panov (2009). pale rufous tail. Further on the type series and, 2 vols. ), pointing out errors in Pearson (2000). A majority of Isabelline Shrikes, plumage, brownish wings not contrasting with mantle and. Both sexes have pale underparts. coverts are buffish, and flanks are often richly orange toned. London. morph Red-tailed Shrike, based on the lack of rufous on crown. In the same article, he also wrote of hybridization between Isabelline and Red-backed Shrike, and Isabelline and Brown Shrike where they meet in Central Asia. Brown Shrike Isabelline Shrike Long-tailed Shrike Lesser Grey Shrike Southern Grey Shrike Woodchat Shrike Masked Shrike Tail barring is sometimes present (Small 2000), Also known as ‘Daurian Shrike’, this taxon is, An individual in the northern part of Little Rann of, Another individual seen on 14 January 2016 in Little Rann, , and the wintering area of this taxon is not known, , but significantly larger, with a prominent white, . Brown Shrike is a rare, winter visitor, with scattered records across the state and could, be regular in well wooded areas, while the Philippine Shrike is a, I am grateful to Lars Svensson for his help. The white primary patch is usually not present, but sometimes a small patch may be seen. There are many photos of shrikes. The wings, are blackish and contrast with the mantle. I have tried to collect as many records (photographs), posted on different birding websites, to get an idea of its status, As can be seen from the records given in the table, Brown, Shrike is a rare winter migrant to Gujarat. Mohapatra, K. K., & Santharam, V. 1992. J. Bombay Nat. Lanius cristatus Linn. The Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia.It is closely related to the Red-backed Shrike (L. collurio) and Isabelline Shrike (L. isabellinus).Like most other shrikes, it has a distinctive black "bandit-mask" through the eye. Indian BIRDS 7 (4): 109. C/o. May 15, 2015 - take shot 12-12-2009. bhalwal Brown Shrike is a migratory species mainly found in Asia. Earlier the Isabelline Shrike was passage migrant only, recorded in southern and southeastern Kazakhstan, north to the Chu valley, Ile delta and in Ile-Karatal region.Broods found 20 July and 1 August 1999 at Tekes and Shalkudysu rivers, in early August 2004 at Tekes reservoir. London. _ID=2402& Bird_Family_ID=&pagesize=1 [Accessed on 10 May 2015]. The brown shrike comes originally from East Asia. This was the same place I had seen an Iberian Chiffchaff last year! Females tend to have fine scalloping on the underside and the mask is dark brown and not as well marked as in the male. On adults and first-winter birds, distinctly rufous tail, Tier: Unknown. Balachandran, S., & Rajan, S. A. Probably, they originate from China, as Turkestan Shrike numbers diminish. Species-level and other changes proposed for J. upperparts and basically concolorous mantle and rump, while the tail is The Birds of Gujarat – Part II. name = Brown Shrike status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1 status_ref = [ IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=50959|title=Lanius cristatus|downloaded=12 May 2006 The underparts frequently So being a bit stubborn I will continue to use Daurian Shrike in this post to refer to the new Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus and Turkestan Shrike to refer to the new Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides. It is closely related to the red-backed shrike (L. collurio) and isabelline shrike … The races of the Isabelline Shrike, Pearson, D. J., Svensson, L & Frahnert, S. 2012. Expert opinion was taken for this bird; sub species seen by him in Tibet, China, looked the same. Natural History Society -20. Ganpule, P., 2010. Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. All rights reserved. Ideally, some, individuals should be trapped, and measurements taken, to. to their wintering grounds, thus passing through Gujarat. There are unconfirmed reports of Red-, backed Shrike in December /January from the state, and may, represent overwintering birds, but this can be proved if there, are regular, documented sightings in the future. Soc. Tail brown with white edges in all plumages. 93 (3): 331-373, Japanese names are a useful tool for Japanese speakers to communicate about birds. show lavender-grayish head. It is closely related to the red-backed shrike and isabelline shrike. Latest observed in mid to end of April. Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) on Holy Island, Northumberland 26/10/2020. Regularly Occurring Species. In this article, isabelline shrike refers to isabel-linus, phoenicuroides and arenarius as a group whereas isabellinus refers solely to that taxon. westward extension. or passage migrants/vagrants is not known. One, Red-tailed Shrike was seen in a scrub forest near Morbi, identified based on its typical face pattern; showing pure, whitish supercilium and throat, solid black mask with black. However, phenotypes of male, in Plate 2 in Panov (2009) are similar to, with pale plumage and pale lores, dark bill and creamish, underparts with restricted rufous, but with a larger white, primary patch. It is closely related to the red-backed shrike L. collurio and isabelline shrike L. isabellinus. Short Birding Notes: Red-tailed, Tiwari, J. London. The brown shrike Lanius cristatus is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. During that time, the classification of birds has undergone major changes. Like most other shrikes, it has a distinctive black 'bandit-mask' through the eye. migrant’, but did not note it in Saurashtra or south Gujarat. This helps them to tear the flesh into smaller, more conveniently-sized fragments, and serves as a "larder" so that the shrike can return to the uneaten portions at a later time. Pica Press / Christopher, Shrikes – A Guide to Shrikes of the World, Advanced Bird ID Handbook: The Western Palearctic, Status of Red-tailed Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) in Kachchh. Shrikes and Bush Shrikes -including bush Occurrence of the Philippine. Quick pre-work twitch to Johnny Brown's Common, South Kirkby in West Yorkshire to see a shrike that had been discovered yesterday. Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus. Hence, there are differences in the description, Petersburg Museum, Russia, show that this taxon is very similar, to be non-valid (Small 2000), it is accepted by Yosef & ISWG, (2008) and Gill & Donsker (2015), who, along with Pearson, (2000), give its wintering range as India and Pakistan. Small, B. Compared with the Isabelline shrike, birds of the nominate form display rather russet upperparts and basically concolorous mantle and rump, while the tail is russet-brown or ochraceous rather than rufous. The Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. lores (meeting over the bill), rufous crown, whitish underparts, sandy-grayish brown upperparts, and blackish wings with, a white primary patch (which was more visible when seen, in flight). The mask details and wing patch size of the lectotype fall within the normal range of variability of the Mongolian race. The Brown Shrike L. c. cristatus is more problematical. black mask, larger white primary patch and strongly rufous, underparts are seen in Gujarat, examples of which are given, black mask, sandy upperparts, strongly rufous flanks and, tail, blackish wings with white primary patch, which is very, white primary patch, sandy upperparts and pale rufous, though seen well, I could get a photograph only from the. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C, Saikia, P. 2012. http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php?p=13&Bird _. ID=2402&Bird _Family_ID=&pagesize=1 [Accessed on 10 May 2015]. ... Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus. Distribution / … Distribution / … The three type series males (including the lectotype) vary in face markings and wing patch, but all have the dark primaries associated with speculigerus and all can be closely matched by birds from the Mongolian breeding grounds. Location=kutch [Accessed on 4 May 2016]. As a consequence of this, "before the splits" is also far from clear as a reference -- you may want to spêcify which splits. Summary: Although the Isabelline Lanius isabellinus and 2008. Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) on Holy Island, Northumberland 26/10/2020. Isabelline Shrike, though some darker females of the race L. i. and is found mainly in open scrub habitats, where it perches on the tops of thorny bushes in search of prey. Multiple observers have seen the bird as of 5:15pm and better photos obtained. Further confusion is sometimes caused by nomenclature, as. This is significant considering that, subspecies. Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over &1 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information for 20,000 regions, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and more. Christopher Helm. Though seen well with binoculars, I could only get a record photograph from a considerable, distance as the bird was very wary and did not allow close, approach. The taxonomy of Isabelline Shrike is complicated. Isabelline Shrike: Small shrike, pale grey-brown above, white below, buff on flanks. However, most of them are misidentified. Like most other shrikes, it has a distinctive black "bandit-mask" through the eye. and is found mainly in open scrub habitats, where it perches on the tops of thorny bushes in search of prey. These. The Birds of Gujarat -Part II. russet-brown or ochraceous rather than rufous. J. Bombay Nat. shrikes, helmet shrikes,flycatcher-shrikes, philentomas, batises and wattle-eyes. Fairly long grey-brown and black wings, white patch on base of primaries. faint supercilium above eye, lavender-grayish head and nape, brown back and tail, whitish throat, and faintly rufous washed, underparts. Hence, this taxon is best considered to be ‘data deficient’ for Gujarat, at present and further study is needed to ascertain its status, Also known as ‘Turkestan Shrike’, it was split from Isabelline, Shrike and is now considered as an independent species, based on differences in morphology, vocalisations, behaviour, and migration routes (Rasmussen & Anderton 2012). The Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus, is a small passerine bird in the shrike family. in Kutch, Gujarat -a Parshuram Pottery Works, Opp. However some authorities, like Cramp & Perrins (1993), Worfolk (2000) and Yosef, (2012) consider that the Red-backed Shrike is best treated as, for Kachchh and Saurashtra, while Rasmussen & Anderton, (2012) show it as a passage migrant in Kachchh, but give in, text as ‘mainly south Gujarat’, which is erroneous as there are, no records from south Gujarat. There is a recent record of a Red-tailed, Kachchh in September (Tewari 2015). Philippine Shrike Lanius cristatus Red-backed, and Red-tailed Shrikes are autumn, passage migrants in Gujarat and more sightings will help in, understanding their distribution here. owl species (Strigiformes) which adopts the latest classification system (Gill & Donsker 2017). Parshuram Pottery Works, Opp. Before this sighting I'd never seen Brown Shrike or either form of Isabelline Shrike, and I was coming to realise how much more enjoyable it is to find a rare bird with friends when you can share the identification and, I guess, the potential reputational liability of any terrible mistake. The genus name, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher", and some shrikes are also known as "butcher birds" because of their feeding habits. 1994. Also, Duivendijk 2011), and it is possible that birds from entire range, may be occurring here. Aging is an important preliminary to identification, since in first-winter Anderton 2012). This is, somewhat surprising as there have been no published records, in recent literature (Rasmussen & Anderton 2012) of this, Shrikes seen here are very dull in plumage, do seem to be, noticeably large in size and have a white primary patch, which. Since identification is many times difficult, especially of first-winter birds, Worfolk (2000), along with, Rasmussen & Anderton (2012) and Lefranc & Worfolk (2013), was mainly used for identification, and expert opinion taken, for some difficult individuals. The black mask can be paler in winter and has a white brow over it. Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) at Johnny Browns Common, West Yorkshire, UK, on 19th October 2020. plumage the effectively unbarred mantle of the Isabelline Shrike is in itself a shrike photos posted on the internet on birding websites. Name: The Shrike Origin: Hyperion Cantos. Hist. is a consistent feature only on adult male Isabelline Shrikes of certain races, ‘small numbers migrate through NW subcontinent’. It was not accepted as Isabelline and was considered probably to be Brown, but its The contrast of rufous crown with. My personal observation is that the Brown Shrike, is a rare, but regular, winter migrant to Gujarat, with at least a, Also known as ‘Philippine Shrike’, it breeds throughout eastern, China, south to Guangdong and west to Sichuan, Japan. component to both tail and lower rump; since juveniles Isabellines may have Compared Immature Red-backed Shrikes not infrequently display a significant rufous The brown shrike comes originally from East Asia. Both locations are outside of the range of Brown Shrike according to the maps by IUCN and Xeno-Canto, and far outside its range as detailed in the article I read, but well inside the range of nominate Isabelline Shrike in all of these sources. indianaturewatch.net), from Patan (in north Gujarat), and in Poshitra, near Dwarka, Jamnagar District (, have been recently reported from Rajkot and Junagadh, (Shamshersingh & Shukla 2016). The underside is creamy with rufous flanks and belly. useful feature. lucionensis, a regular winter visitor to South India. It is common in, Banni and Naliya in Kachchh. I humbly annouce that i was the one in Pakistan who captured this bird first time in Pakistan. Vaurie, 1959) or with both Red-backed and Brown Shrike L cristatus (e.g. On 25 December 2015, a large, pale Isabelline Shrike with a, prominent primary patch, pale lores and restricted rufous, in Greater Rann of Kachchh. Arrives early, before other shrikes, in mid February to early March in single or in loose groups of 3-5 birds. Hence, the Blacklegged Kittiwake is an addition to the avifauna of Gujarat -Eds] The Red-tailed Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) is now treated as a separate species from Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) (Rasmussen & Anderton 2012). This taxonomic uncertainty is reflected in the, comments made by Ali (1955) for Isabelline Shrike specimens. Abdulali, H. 1976. Such birds require care, 91 (1): 143-144, Occurrence of Lanius cristatus lucionensis in the Western Ghats, Balachandran, S. & Rajan, S. 2008. An initial specimen had been discovered in Europe, more precisely in Great Britain, in 1985. 1st ed. confirmed by trapping and measuring these individuals. Species-level and other changes proposed for, Gill, F & D Donsker (Eds). shown as an adult Turkestan Shrike from Bengaluru, Karnataka, is misidentified, and it is an adult Brown Shrike of the, identification in these species, which can also be seen in various. I carried out surveys in Saurashtra and Kachchh during passage, migration season in September / October in the past three, years to specifically search for Red-tailed Shrikes. Thus, it can be said that, individuals do occur here but whether they are winter visitors. Sightings in all the, winter months are indicative that there are at least some, and 2016-2017, more birds were noted here; a sighting near, Bhuj, Kachchh (Parekh 2016), from Jamnagar on 6 December, Sanctuary, Junagadh, in January 2016 (Naman Doshi,, individual was noted near Porbandar on 25 December 2016, almost all parts of the state, it can be said that this extends its, It is possible that the Brown Shrike is overlooked due to, identification difficulties. Red-brown rump and medium tail. Many of the typical Brown Shrike features (e.g. . uppertail-coverts and lower rump contrasting with a pallid gray-brown to Young birds can be distinguished from young red-backed shrikes by the much sparser vermiculations on the underparts. The brown shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. and is found mainly in open scrub habitats, where it perches on the tops of thorny bushes in search of prey. It is also accepted as a separate species by, Red-tailed Shrike is generally described as having striking head. Seven Days Obituaries, Middlesbrough 8-1 Man City Scoreboard, You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings. Taxonomy: Polytypic. indianaturewatch.net and www.ibc.lynxeds.com to find Red-, tailed Shrike sightings from Gujarat, but failed to find any other, In the last three years, I saw three Red-tailed Shrikes, which, were seen in September, during autumn passage. Philippine Shrike, Balachandran, S. & Rajan, S. 2008. 2000. http://www.surfbirds.com/ID%20Articles/Isabelline.html, Tewari, P. 2015. Khachar, L. 1996. Here we provide a revised list of Japanese names of, The first documented record of Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca for Bhutan. The taxonomy and systematics of the Brown Shrike and its relatives are rather complex. Tiwari, S. 2016. http://www.hbw.com/ibc/photo/red-tailed-shrike-lanius-, phoenicuroides/ passage-migrant- through-kutch [Accessed on 30.
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