Bay-backed Shrike

Bay-backed Shrike

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The Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) is a member of the bird family Laniidae, the shrikes, resident in South Asia.It is smallish shrike at 17 cm, maroon-brown above with a pale rump and long black tail with white edges. The underparts are white, but with buff flanks.The crown and nape are grey, with a typical shrike black bandit mask through the eye. There is a small white wing patch, and the bill and legs are dark grey.Sexes are similar, but young birds are washed-out versions of the adults.[wikipedia]

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