White-crowned Shrike

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The White-crowned Shrike is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Northern White-crowned Shrike is a 19–23 cm long passerine. The adult has a white crown and rump, black eyestripe, brown back and wings and black tail. The throat, breast and belly are white, and the flanks are brown. The sexes are similar, but the juvenile has a brown crown, white head sides, and grey breast. The flight is parrot-like. Several subspecies have been described, but there is extensive individual variation in plumage. More

The Southern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Eurocephalus anguitimens. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

Distribution of Southern white-crowned shrike in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Food It mainly eats insects, often perching in a prominent position, searching for a food item. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, White-crowned Shrike is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

The Southern White-crowned Shrike is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Laniidae bird family group which includes birds such as Typical Shrikes. The description for the Southern White-crowned Shrike (Latin name Eurocephalus anguitimens) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Eurocephalus anguitimens can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 756 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 730. More

White-crowned Shrike (Latin name Eurocephalus anguitimens) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 756 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 730 also a picture of the Southern White-crowned Shrike on page 721. The Southern White-crowned Shrike belongs to the family of birds classified as Laniidae. More

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Family : Laniidae
Genus : Eurocephalus
Species : anguitimens
Authority : Smith, 1836