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Great Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor sibiricus (Bogdanov, 1881)

Серый сорокопут | Үлкен тағанақ

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On males the upperparts are darker slightly brownish tinged; the forehead is grey, rarely lighter above the bill; the white supercilium is very faint; the white on primaries is less extensive than on excubitor, the secondaries usually lack the white. The white on the bases of central tail feathers and on terminal parts of the four outer pairs of tail feathers is less extensive than on excubitor; there is no white on the tertials. Uppertail coverts are pale-grey. The underparts are white or white slightly pinkish tinged, with dark scaly pattern.


Occasionally winters in northern and eastern areas of Kazakhstan.


"Птицы Казахстана" том 3. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1970. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.


relative taxons

Lanius excubitor
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Lanius excubitor excubitor
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Lanius excubitor homeyeri
(Cabanis, 1873)
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Lanius excubitor mollis
(Eversmann, 1853)
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Lanius excubitor funereus
(Menzbier, 1894)

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