Northern Shrike

(Lanius excubitor)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Northern Shrike

NatureServe

N4B, N5N - Apparently Secure Breeding, Secure Nonbreeding

SNRN - Unranked Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant and winter visitor

Habitat

Forest openings

Size

10¾ in length

14½ wingspan

 

 


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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Early October to late April


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Lanidae (shrikes)

 
Subordinate Taxa

West Eurasian group

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor excubitor)

Ukraine Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor homeyeri)

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor leucopterus)

East Eurasian group

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor sibiricus)

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor bianchii)

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor mollis)

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor funereus)

North American group

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor borealis)

Northwestern Shrike (Lanius excubitor invictus)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  RI birders in search of the northern shrike
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Published on Mar 14, 2012

11.9.2011 - Phil Budlong, a volunteer with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Kimball Wildlife Refuge, lead a group of avid of bird watchers on their weekly walk this week at the Ninigret Conservation Area at East Beach. They were on the hunt for the rare northern shrike, which had been seen earlier in the week. Instead they saw many yellow-rumped warbler.

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Published on Nov 3, 2012

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  Pie griéche grise ibérique- Northern Shrike iberique -
PhilippeFACQUET
 
   
 
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Published on Apr 11, 2014

La pie grièche ibérique est en fait une pie grièche grise méridionale.

 
     
  Northern Shrike
Mike McDowell
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 8, 2007

Northern Shrike hunting at Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Middleton, WI

December 8th, 2007

 
     
  Northern Shrike - Broemmelsiek Park
Andrew Reago
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 10, 2012

I digiscoped this Northern Shrike with my wife Chrissy McClarren (who spotted it) on 3/10/12 thanks to a call from Connie Alwood informing us that Chris Kirmaier had refound it. (And thanks to Shawn Clubb for discovering it in the first place.) We'd never been to this park in Missouri before. Cool! Meadowlarks, Mockingbirds, Bluebirds and Barred Owls abounded. It was fun helping another couple that birded together, Valerie and Phil Ross, find what turned out to be a lifer for them. And it was most fun sharing the experience with the company of Jim Malone.

 
     

 

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