Tiger Shrike

Tiger Shrike
Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus, male, Dongzhai Nature Reserve, Henan, China, June. Tiger Shrike breeds eastern and northeast China, Ussuriland, Korean Peninsula, Honshu, and Kyushu. Non-breeding southeast China to Southeast Asia and Greater Sundas. Inhabits dense lowland forest with open areas, usually to 1000 m (3,280 ft.). Male richly patterned, with black facial mask, dove-grey crown and nape, and chestnut mantle and back with black vermiculations. (Craig Brelsford)
Tiger Shrike
Tiger Shrike, female (L) and juvenile, Cape Nanhui, Shanghai, August. Female duller than male, with smudgier patterning. Juvenile duller still and distinguishable from juvenile Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus by vermiculations and smaller size. Tiger Shrike is an uncommon passage migrant in Shanghai. (Craig Brelsford)
Tiger Shrike
Tiger Shrike, male, Kanda Gorge (32.277059, 96.485171), Qinghai, China, July. This sighting stunned us. What was Tiger Shrike, a species thought to range no further west than the Sichuan Basin and at altitudes no higher than 1000 m (3,280 ft.), doing in Qinghai at elev. 3670 m (12,040 ft.)? (Craig Brelsford)

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