French: Pie-grièche à dos marron German: Burmawürger Spanish: Alcaudón birmano
#R, Pegu, Myanmar.
Separated geographically from L. vittatus by R Brahmaputra. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. collurioides
Lesson, 1832 – Myanmar (S to C Tenasserim), S China (W & C Yunnan E to S Guizhou and SW Guangdong), NW Thailand, Laos, E Cambodia and N Vietnam; in winter also extreme NE India and SE Bangladesh, and S to S Thailand.
L. c. nigricapillus
Delacour, 1926 – SC & S Vietnam (S from Da Lat Plateau).
19–21 cm; one immature female 26 g. A medium-sized shrike with long slender tail. Male nominate race has black forehead and facial mask, slaty-grey crown and nape to... read more
Song quiet, variable, starts hesitantly but becoming a musical series of rapid and scratchy rattles... read more
Clearings and edges of secondary broadleaf forest and pine (Pinus) forest, scrubby open... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds primarily on insects, including especially Orthoptera; also lizards and other small terrestrial vertebrates. Found singly and in... read more
Season Mar–Jun; laying mostly Apr–May in Myanmar, recorded in Jun in S China (possibly referring to second brood); probably two... read more
Resident and migratory populations. Much overlap in breeding and non-breeding ranges, but in winter... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally not uncommon; quantitative data on population levels lacking. Locally fairly common to common in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and... read more
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