Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Lanius tephronotus (Grey-backed shrike) - Sikkim Bird

Lanius tephronotus (Grey-backed shrike)
Venue: Chisopani, Singtam, East Sikkim
Date: November 20, 2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan



Scientific classification
Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:              Aves
Order:            Passeriformes
Family:           Laniidae
Genus:            Lonchura
Species:           Lanius

Binomial name: Lanius tephronotus (Vigors, 1831)

Other Names:  grey-backed shrike, Tibetan Shrike, etc

Special feature: Among the shrikes, they breed at the highest altitude.  (Source: Wikipedia)

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