red-backed shrike


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red-backed shrike

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(Animals) a common Eurasian shrike, Lanius collurio, the male of which has a grey crown and rump, brown wings and back, and a black-and-white face
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In the pastures being used in the project, five species of beetle that are on the red list of endangered animals have been discovered, as well as some rare birds such as the red-backed shrike.
Some declines have been catastrophic: the grey partridge, whose chicks fed on the insects once abundant in cornfields, and the charming spotted flycatcher, a specialist predator of aerial insects, have both declined by more than 95 per cent, while the red-backed shrike, which feeds on big beetles, became extinct in Britain in the 1990s.
Turtle Doves were at Morfa Nefyn and Bardsey last week, the island also hosting a Blue-headed Wagtail and Red-backed Shrike.
In fact, most of the known recent extinctions in Britain are of woodland species, such as the red-backed shrike or scarce dagger moth.
Below the Red-backed Shrike is a Redstart, a relative of the thrushes, and resplendent in rufous below with a gray nape and back and black face and throat.
0) 1 (Cyanistes caeruleus) Red-backed shrike 1/193 (0.
An ornithologist's dream - the red-backed shrike lanius collurio making an appearance after an absence of 30 years.
An additional 325 ha of habitat for the whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) and stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) and other protected species at Oude Willem, with bird spec
2001) noted that abundance and species richness of gamasid mites in nests of the red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) were correlated positively with mass of nest.
A RED-backed Shrike was a nice find on the Great Orme last weekend, as this species remains quite scarce in Wales.
Trevor's first wildlife passion was bird watching, so he has also noticed the disappearance of the nightingale and red-backed shrike and the increasing scarcity of the cuckoo, restart, turtle dove and spotted flycatcher as their habitats and food supplies dwindled.
They were a yellow-browed warbler from Siberia' a white-rumped sandpiper from North America' a cattle egretfrom southern Europe and a red-backed shrike from Scandinavia.