Great Grey Shrike
Lanius excubitor

– medium-sized passerine, slightly smaller than Common Blackbird
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates singly


Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor, 1CY
BIF1432, 24/06/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor, 1CY
BIF1433, 24/06/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor, AD
BIF1434, 09/09/2009, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor, AD
BIF1435, 29/10/2012, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor, AD
BIF1436, 17/04/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor, AD
BIF1437, 17/04/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor, AD
BIF1438, 29/10/2012, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

voice: supposed to be nonvocal during migration

key features: in preparation

comparison species:
Lesser Grey Shrike
Northern Shrike
Iberian Grey Shrike
Desert Grey Shrike
Asian Grey Shrike

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