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Siberian shrike (lat

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Features: Zhulan differs from the Japanese shrike by the absence of white spots on the wings. The male differs from the male Siberian shrew in the color of the top of the head and tail.

Habits: Zhulan is usually seen sitting (waiting for prey) on a prominent branch of a bush, tree, or on wires. At the same time, the shrew turns his head in all directions. It is kept alone and in pairs.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Food: Mostly insects. Zhulan attacks sparrows, tap dancers, finches, tits and other small birds, mice, voles, shrews, frogs, small lizards. It is characterized by the pricking of prey on thorns, twigs, etc.
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Breeding area: Bushes in open landscapes, along river valleys, forest edges, in gardens and parks.
Location of the socket and its description: On a bush, tree, less often on the ground. Constructed from grass, stems, lichen.
Egg laying time: May June
Eggs color and size: Greenish with dark spots, 2x1.5 cm.

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Black-fronted shrike (Lanius minor)

Appearance: The color of the top of the head and body is gray, the forehead, the stripe across the eye to the ear, the wings and tail are black, the spot on the wing, the stripes on the sides of the tail and the entire lower body are white, on the chest and sides there is a pink tint.
The size: Body length = 21-23cm, weight = 47-52g. From a starling.

Features: Black-fronted shrike differs from gray shrike in black forehead and smaller size.

Habits: Often sits on the tops of trees and bushes, poles, etc. The flight is wave-like, the rally - like in other shrike - downwards. It is kept alone and in pairs.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Food: Mostly insects, in addition, terrestrial molluscs. Attacks small birds, rodents, etc. Very rarely pricks prey on thorns. Sometimes he eats berries.
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Breeding area: Forest-steppe, steppe, cultural landscape, with separate groups of bushes or trees.
Location of the socket and its description: On a bush, on a tree. The main material is stems, twigs, roots, often with an admixture of aromatic herbs.
Egg laying time: May June
Eggs color and size: Grayish-greenish with brown spots, 2.5x2 cm.

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Japanese shrike (Lanius bucephalus)

Appearance: Very similar to the grizzly. In the male, the top of the head and neck is red, the back and upper tail are gray, the wide stripe from the beak through the eye to the ear is black, the wings and tail are brownish-black, the spot on the wing, the eyebrow, throat and abdomen are white, the sides are rusty-red. In the female and juveniles, the back is brownish, the black color is replaced by brown, and on the underside of the body there is an indistinct scaly pattern, in the young there is such a pattern on the back.
The size: Larger than a sparrow.

Features: It differs from the julan in red flanks and a white spot on the wing.

Habits: It is kept alone and in pairs.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Breeding area: Shrubs in meadows and river valleys, gardens and parks.
Location of the socket and its description: On the bush.
Egg laying time: April May
Eggs color and size: Greenish with gray spots.

Tiger shrike (Lanius tigrinus)

Appearance: Looks like a grizzly. In the male, the top of the head and neck is gray, the forehead and stripe from the beak through the eye to the ear are black, the back, wings and tail are brownish-red with transverse dark stripes, the underside is white. The female is fainter with a dark transverse pattern on the breast and sides, juveniles are reddish-brown on top, off-white underneath with a transverse pattern.
The size: Larger than a sparrow.

Features: It differs from other shrikes with a striped back.

Habits: It is kept alone and in pairs.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Breeding area: Shrub thickets, forest edges, gardens and parks.
Location of the socket and its description: On a tree or bush.
Egg laying time: May June
Eggs color and size: Pale orange with dark spots.

Red-headed shrike (Lanius senator)

Appearance: Small shrike. The back, wings, tail and a horseshoe-shaped stripe along the back of the forehead through the eye to the ear are black, the forehead, lower body, a wide stripe on the shoulders and stripes on the sides of the tail are white, the top of the head is reddish brown.
The size: Larger than a sparrow.

Features: It differs from other shrikes by a black back and a red-brown head.

Habits: It is kept alone and in pairs.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

Breeding area: Groves, shrubs and gardens among the steppe landscapes.
Location of the socket and its description: On a bush or tree.
Egg laying time: May June
Eggs color and size: Pale greenish with dark spots.

Wedge-tailed shrike (Lanius sphenocercus)

Appearance: Large shrike. The coloration is the same as that of the gray shrike, but there are wide white stripes on the shoulders and on the wings, and the tail is long, wedge-shaped, sharply stepped.
The size: Larger than a starling.

Features: It differs from the gray shrike with a long stepped tail and larger size.

Habits: It is kept alone and in pairs.
Nature of stay: Migrant.

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