Monday, September 19, 2016

Unshrike-like Shrike

I checked Suan Rot Fai's "Secret Garden" area this morning, with a limited number of migrants found - single Eastern Crowned Warbler and Asian Brown Flycatcher, but the highlight was a juvenile Tiger Shrike seen a couple of times, but often elusive.

Whilst Tiger Shrikes look pretty much like any other Lanius their behaviour sets them apart - sticking to the understorey or within the cover of the canopy, and often flicking the tail up and down whilst also fanning and closing it. Today's bird spent a few minutes foraging inside an area of rather dense scub, acting more like an Acrocephalus warbler than a shrike!





4 comments:

Jim Swalwell said...

Hi David. What a fantastic looking Shrike. The Kingfisher wasn't bad either! Very jealous. Jim at Lost Geordie

Ibu Anita said...
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Mary Beth wareener said...

There is a bird we nicknamed, "up and down". It sounds like the noise if a kid swinging back and forth on a swing. Have any clues as to what Jr could be?

Mary Beth warrener said...

And you can contact me at humdeela@yahoo.com (regarding my bird question of December 18, 2016).

Thank you,

Mary Beth Warrener