French: Pie-grièche de Cabanis German: Keilschwanzwürger Spanish: Alcaudón chino
“probably Canton”, China
E Mongolia E to SE Russia (Amur region and S Ussuriland), NE & NC China (Inner Mongolia, NE Liaoning, probably also Heilongjiang and Jilin, S to Gansu, Shaanxi and Shanxi), N & C Korean Peninsula; non-breeding mainly E & SE China and Korea.
c. 29–31 cm; 85–100 g. The largest Lanius shrike, with strongly graduated tail (graduation 3–4·5 cm). Nominate race has black facial mask... read more
Not well known; combination of harsh notes and whistles, and generally considered similar to that... read more
Nominate race in Amur region favours broad river valleys, pastures and cultivated areas dotted with... read more
Food and feeding
Opportunistic feeder. Diverse range of prey consisting of arthropods (mainly insects) and small vertebrates, the latter forming significant... read more
Data available only for nominate race in SE Russia. Laying from second half Apr (rarely from beginning of Apr) to early Jun, fledging... read more
Race giganteus appears to be resident, undertaking only local and altitudinal movements.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status considered insufficiently known. Probably uncommon to rare throughout range. Generally occurs at low densities, in SE Russia ranging from 0... read more
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