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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Red-backed Shrike - female

A migrant bird seen only in the summer months in the northern half of SA.
Found in savanna and woodlands.

Eats insects and small reptiles.

3 comments:

Jo said...

Beautiful images, Joan. We saw the Red-tailed (Isabelline) Shrike here in Mwadui in November and also up in the Nubian desert (North Sudan) in 2010. Hope you're keeping well. Greetings. Jo

Rhodesia said...

Not sure I have ever seen these. Interesting photos. Keep well Diane

Gaelyn said...

Must clearer shots than I got of this Shrike.