whitetailedshrike

October 3, 2016 – White-tailed Shrike, Chatshrike, or Flycatcher Shrike (Lanioturdus torquatus)

Found only in Angola and Namibia, these birds share characteristics with several families, including Old World flycatchers, helmet-shrikes, batises, and wattle-eyes. Foraging mostly on the ground, they eat insects, including beetles, moths, butterflies, and grasshoppers. They nest in thickets or brush, building shallow cups from rootlets and twigs. Both parents incubate the eggs.

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