A Magpie Shrike perched, preening

A Magpie Shrike perched, preening
Species: Magpie Shrike   Urolestes melanoleucus
Subspecies: expressus
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Added to IBC: 29 May 2018 - 05:49
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Altitude (m): 
287 meters


The Magpie Shrike (Urolestes melanoleucas) is a striking shrike with a long tail and distinctive black and white plumage. Magpie Shrikes are a locally common resident in Kruger Park, preferring open Acacia-dominated woodland. They are usually found in groups of 3-12 birds and often perch together making their beautiful calls and rocking their long tails back and forth.


Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1496072. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1496072.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1496072. Video of Magpie Shrike Urolestes melanoleucus at Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1496072.

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