Lesser Grey Shrike

Lanius minor (J. F. Gmelin, 1788)

Чернолобый сорокопут | Кіші тағанақ
© Darren Bell

all photos of serie (clickable):

author: Darren Bell
location: Kapchagay
date: 2017-08-22
equipment: Canon SX60HS

2017-08-23. Ясько Анна:

Чернолобый сорокопут / Lanius minor.

2017-08-23. Аскар Исабеков:

juv Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)

2017-08-23. Darren Bell:

Surely Lanius Lahtora? It was not on your list.

2017-08-23. Аскар Исабеков:

We consider Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) as species (please look here). Foreign researchers use L. (lahtora) pallidirostris or L. (meridionalis) pallidirostris scientific names. But this bird is juvenile Lanius minor of course.

2017-08-23. Darren Bell:

Thank you Askar for your help. I will look more closely, next time. I have already seen Lanius Minor a few times. And I have seen Lanius Excubitor a few times in England also. This bird did seem to be Larger than other Lanius Minor I have seen.
Good debate.

2017-08-24. Олег Белялов:

As it is not called Lanius exubitor pallidirostris, Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris, Lanius lathora pallidirostris - it will still remain Lanius minor

2017-08-24. Darren Bell:

I agree, Lanius Minor.

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