December 14, 2016 – Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

These shrikes are found in southern areas of Europe and some northern parts of the Middle East and Africa, migrating to central Africa during the winter. Their diet is almost entirely made up of large insects, but includes other small animals and birds when the opportunity arises. Their nests are strong cups of twigs built in fruit and olive trees. Females lay up to two clutches of eggs per season and incubate them alone, in rare cases assisted by males.

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