Northern Shrike

Lanius excubitor

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Shrikes (Laniidae)

Code 4

NSHR

Code 6

LANEXC

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Shrike Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Masked
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: Pale Gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Shrike Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
  • Weight: 65 g (2.3 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Pale gray with faint barring.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Northern Shrike Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift undulating flight on shallow rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 34-42 cm (13.5-16.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Tipped
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Pale Gray
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X