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The Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator) is a member of the shrike family Laniidae.

The Woodchat breeds in southern Europe, the Middle East and northwest Africa, and winters in tropical Africa. It breeds in open cultivated country, preferably with orchard trees and some bare or sandy ground.

This migratory medium-sized passerine eats large insects, small birds and frogs. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a “larder”.

The male is a striking bird with black and white plumage and a chestnut crown. The race L. s. badius of the western Mediterranean lacks the large white wing patches.

In the female and young birds the upperparts are brown and vermiculated. Underparts are buff and also vermiculated.

This species often overshoots its breeding range on spring migration, and is a rare, but annual, visitor to Great Britain. The Balearic race badius has occurred in Britain around four times as a vagrant, and has also been recorded once in Ireland.(From Wikipedia)

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  • livinginoz
    livinginozover 4 years ago

    very nice lighting and background.

  • thanks so much!!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 4 years ago

    Excellent light…wonderful color and composition!

  • thanks so much!!!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 4 years ago

    Magnificent !!! What a wonderful trophy shot !!

  • thanks so much!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!

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    – Daniel Rosselló

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture.

  • thanks so much!!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Such beautiful details – - – adorable!!!!

  • thanks so much!!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • Ralph Angelillo
    Ralph Angelilloover 4 years ago

    Superb image and capture Altaicus !

  • thanks so much!!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    This is so very beautiful, the light is perfect, excellent work, Ann

  • thanks so much!!!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • linifer
    liniferover 4 years ago

    Simply perfect! :)

  • Thanks so much!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 4 years ago

    Great shot, birds, I am hopeless at taking birds! Maybe my lenses are not that good!

  • thanks so much!!!

    – Daniel Rosselló

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