Species: Grey-backed Shrike   Lanius tephronotus
Author: chiefredearth
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Added to IBC: 5 Jul 2016 - 15:41
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Altitude (m): 
3101 meters
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Submitted by Jeel Bharat Patel on
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Common woodShrik

Submitted by Dominic Langlois on
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This bird is indeed similar to Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus), but Common Woodshrike has a longer beak and white belly, while the one shown in this photo has the yellow belly. I think it is rather a Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus).

Dominic Langlois

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chiefredearth, IBC1246742. Accessible at

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chiefredearth, IBC1246742. Photo of Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus at Badrinath, India. Accessible at

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