April 2, 2017 – Chinese Grey Shrike (Lanius sphenocercus)

These shrikes are found in parts of Mongolia, Russia, China, and the Korean Peninsula. They eat a variety of arthropods and small vertebrates. Like other shrike species, they store some of their prey on thorny branches. Building their nests in small trees from twigs, rootlets, grass, and leaves, they line them with dry vegetation, feathers, and down. Chicks hatch after 16 or 17 days of incubation and fledge around 20 days later, staying with their parents for about two months.


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