French: Pie-grièche à bandeau German: Rotschulterwürger Spanish: Alcaudón dorsicastaño
Subspecies and Distribution
L. v. nargianus
Vaurie, 1955 – SE Turkmenistan, E Iran (Hormuzgan, Sistan and Baluchistan, probably also Khorasan), Afghanistan and Pakistan (Baluchistan E to Sind and Punjab); breeding recently recorded in Oman (Musandam)#R and United Arab Emirates#R.
L. v. vittatus
Valenciennes, 1826 – S & E Pakistan, Kashmir, India (except N & NE) and S Nepal.
17–19 cm; 18–26 g. A comparatively small shrike with relatively long and graduated tail. Nominate race has black forehead and facial mask, pale grey crown and... read more
Song a pleasant, rambling warble intermixed with harsh notes and much mimicry. Call a harsh... read more
Variety of open, dry bushy areas with scattered trees, also cultivated areas and edge of more... read more
Food and feeding
Almost exclusively insects, mainly beetles (Coleoptera) and Orthoptera, also Lepidoptera, Neuroptera, flies (Diptera) and Hymenoptera;... read more
Season May–Jul in Turkmenistan, Mar–Aug in Pakistan, and in India Apr–Jul in NW, Feb–Sept in C and in Feb–Apr... read more
Resident and migratory. Race nargianus mainly migratory, but little information about... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common in India and Pakistan; sparse information from Iran but at least locally common, e..g. in Genu Protected Area and near Chabahar;... read more
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