Distribution / … A white primary patch Rare arrival of a brown shrike in Kerry puts birdwatchers in flutter Sat, Nov 27, 1999, 00:00 The arrival of a distinctive visitor to west Kerry this week could be a rival to Fungi. This, is probably the first photographic documentation of this taxon, in India. It has a red tail. is a consistent feature only on adult male Isabelline Shrikes of certain races, That this group, represents an identification challenge can be shown by the, fact that in Plate 8, in Collar & Inskipp (2012), the individual. Thus, it can be confirmed that a, few Red-tailed Shrikes do occur in Gujarat, probably as rare, These shrikes, in general, are difficult to identify and are, especially confusing in first-winter plumages. Since identification is many times difficult, especially of first-winter birds, Worfolk (2000), along with, Rasmussen & Anderton (2012) and Lefranc & Worfolk (2013), was mainly used for identification, and expert opinion taken, for some difficult individuals. Regularly Occurring Species. The Birds of Gujarat – Part II. London. UK. Red-backed, and Red-tailed Shrikes are autumn, passage migrants in Gujarat and more sightings will help in, understanding their distribution here. J. Bombay Nat. I have tried to collect as many records (photographs), posted on different birding websites, to get an idea of its status, As can be seen from the records given in the table, Brown, Shrike is a rare winter migrant to Gujarat. Likewise, brown shrike means the group of cris-tatus, lucionensis and superciliosus taken as a whole. Further on the type series and, 2 vols. There is normally no During that time, the classification of birds has undergone major changes. Seen in Little, A more strongly marked individual, with pale lores, grey-brown, upperparts, buffish supercilium, strongly marked flanks and, given as ‘not definitely known for the region’ (Rasmussen &, Anderton 2012). generally less extensively than the Red-backed. This nomenclature was contested, by Panov (2009), who prefers to follow the old nomenclature, But further research on the type series (Pearson, confirms that the nomenclature given by Pearson (2000), is correct. Red-backed Shrike in Rajkot & Junagadh. Lanius cristatus Linn. doi : 10.14344/. Since there have been many sightings here, in. Small pale sandy-colored shrike. Here we describe three further specimens from the type series (two males, one female) recently relocated in the Berlin collection. The brown shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. "Isabelline (or Red-tailed) Shrike" Lanius isabellinus has been treated in the past as conspecific with Red-backed Shrike L collurio (e.g. Small numbers are. (2011) or Rasmussen & Anderton (2012), and also not, – occur in Gujarat. A & C Black. Like most other shrikes, it has a distinctive black 'bandit-mask' through the eye. Soc. The races of the Isabelline Shrike, Pearson, D. J., Svensson, L & Frahnert, S. 2012. 91 (1): 143-144, Occurrence of Lanius cristatus lucionensis in the Western Ghats, Balachandran, S. & Rajan, S. 2008. Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus. A shrike is a passerine bird of the family Laniidae which is known for its habit of catching insects, small birds or mammals and impaling their bodies on thorns. Lanius isabellinusRufous-tailed Shrike (incl. Indian BIRDS 7 (4): 109. Location=kutch [Accessed on 4 May 2016]. Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. ), pointing out errors in Pearson (2000). I carried out surveys in Saurashtra and Kachchh during passage, migration season in September / October in the past three, years to specifically search for Red-tailed Shrikes. All rights reserved. It is closely related to the red-backed shrike L. collurio and isabelline shrike L. isabellinus. Ali (1955) collected two specimens from the Dang, recorded it in Kachchh, though considered the identification as, tentative, and remarked that it would be interesting to know if. 93 (3): 331-373, Japanese names are a useful tool for Japanese speakers to communicate about birds. Nazarbaug Station, Morbi 363642, Gujarat, India. Further on the type series and nomenclature of the Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus, Revised Japanese Names for Species of Owls (Strigiformes), The status of Isabelline Shrike taxa in the United Arab Emirates, Sighting of Red-naped Shaheen Falco peregrinus babylonicus in Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat. The wings, are blackish and contrast with the mantle. grey-brown mantle is considered diagnostic. Name: The Shrike Origin: Hyperion Cantos. and Korea and winters in south eastern China, Philippines, Indonesia, and in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and, Sri Lanka in the Indian subcontinent (Worfolk 2000). Fairly long grey-brown and black wings, white patch on base of primaries. The taxonomy of Isabelline Shrike is complicated. C/o. Another feature seen here is that, some individuals have completely gray upperparts with almost, Hence, there is a lot of individual variation seen in the. I have also not, considered sightings posted on ‘eBird’ without photos. The birds of Gujarat -a Salim Ali centenary year overview. The black mask can be paler in winter and has a white brow over it. brown shrike (plural brown shrikes) Lanius cristatus, a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology. The Brown, Red-backed, and Isabelline shrikes were once regarded as part of a large super-species. Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) at Johnny Browns Common, West Yorkshire, UK, on 19th October 2020. Both sexes have pale underparts. Inhabits saxaul forests with clearings, riparian forest edges, thickets, reed beds and forest belts. Here we provide a revised list of Japanese names of, The first documented record of Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca for Bhutan. Grey-black bill, pink-brown on base, black-grey legs. Kazmierczak, K., 2000. Scientific Name: Lanius cristatus Malay Name: Tirjup Biasa Chinese Name: 红尾伯劳 Range: Found from Siberia, Northeast China, Northern Japan to Korea, wintering to the Indian Subcontinent, Southern China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Compared with the Isabelline shrike, birds of the nominate form display rather russet upperparts and basically concolorous mantle and rump, while the tail is russet-brown or ochraceous rather than rufous. As a consequence of this, "before the splits" is also far from clear as a reference -- you may want to spêcify which splits. Nazarbaug, Morbi 363642. prasadganpule@gmail.com. ) The Brown Shrike L. c. cristatus is more problematical. Khachar, L. 1996. Christopher Helm & Oxford University Press. Female is similar, but with a paler mask, grayer upperparts, and faint barring on the sides. However, phenotypes of male, in Plate 2 in Panov (2009) are similar to, with pale plumage and pale lores, dark bill and creamish, underparts with restricted rufous, but with a larger white, primary patch. This is significant considering that, subspecies. The Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that … J. Sighting of Red-naped Shaheen Falco peregrinus babylonicus in Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat. The Brown, Red-backed, and Isabelline shrikes were once regarded as part of a large super-species. to their wintering grounds, thus passing through Gujarat. Himmatsinhji, M. K. 1995. the Isabelline Shrike was earlier known as ‘Rufous-tailed Shrike’, a name which is similar to ‘Red-tailed Shrike’, though both are, now separate species. Several features on new photographs were suggestive of Red-backed Shrike. Hist. morph Red-tailed Shrike, based on the lack of rufous on crown. A shrike is a passerine bird of the family Laniidae which is known for its habit of catching insects, small birds or mammals and impaling their bodies on thorns. russet-brown or ochraceous rather than rufous. Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) bird call sounds on dibird.com. known to migrate through Kachchh (Jugal Tiwari. Pica Press / Christopher, Shrikes – A Guide to Shrikes of the World, Advanced Bird ID Handbook: The Western Palearctic, Status of Red-tailed Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) in Kachchh. Hence, birdwatchers are urged to use, the names used here to avoid confusion arising due to similar, For Gujarat, further study is needed to understand the ecology, and habitats of Isabelline Shrikes wintering here. At around 16:00 hrs, I observed a, shrike which had pale, concolorous brown-grayish crown and, upperparts, prominent white supercilium and throat, black, mask, blackish wings with large primary patch, reddish tail. _ID=2402& Bird_Family_ID=&pagesize=1 [Accessed on 10 May 2015]. It is also accepted as a separate species by, Red-tailed Shrike is generally described as having striking head. Pearson, D. J. useful feature. Occurrence of, Collar, N., & Inskipp, T. P. 2012. Soc. Vaurie, 1959) or with both Red-backed and Brown Shrike L cristatus (e.g. Rasmussen & Anderton (2012) also follow this. 92 (1): 123. Female and juvenile like pale version of male. Fairly long grey-brown and black wings, white patch on base of primaries. visibly barred mantles, the overlap of characters between July and early Earlier the Isabelline Shrike was passage migrant only, recorded in southern and southeastern Kazakhstan, north to the Chu valley, Ile delta and in Ile-Karatal region.Broods found 20 July and 1 August 1999 at Tekes and Shalkudysu rivers, in early August 2004 at Tekes reservoir. On the nomenclature of the so-called Isabelline Shrike. Sightings in all the, winter months are indicative that there are at least some, and 2016-2017, more birds were noted here; a sighting near, Bhuj, Kachchh (Parekh 2016), from Jamnagar on 6 December, Sanctuary, Junagadh, in January 2016 (Naman Doshi,, individual was noted near Porbandar on 25 December 2016, almost all parts of the state, it can be said that this extends its, It is possible that the Brown Shrike is overlooked due to, identification difficulties. nomenclature and the same is followed here. indianaturewatch.net), from Patan (in north Gujarat), and in Poshitra, near Dwarka, Jamnagar District (, have been recently reported from Rajkot and Junagadh, (Shamshersingh & Shukla 2016). intergrading and hybridization have been reported, typical individuals of Seven Days Obituaries, Middlesbrough 8-1 Man City Scoreboard, You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings. Ali (1955) collected specimens, in Kachchh, and stated it as ‘a not uncommon passage. Plumage and structure therefore confirm that isabellinus is the correct name for the former, and that arenarius Blyth should be used for the latter. I humbly annouce that i was the one in Pakistan who captured this bird first time in Pakistan. shown as an adult Turkestan Shrike from Bengaluru, Karnataka, is misidentified, and it is an adult Brown Shrike of the, identification in these species, which can also be seen in various. Red-backed Shrikes L. collurio are very closely related, and Rasmussen & Anderton (2012) do not give pure, as occurring here and the sighting of a ‘, individual is a first for India. This shrike is mainly brown on the upper parts and the tail is rounded. The contrast of rufous crown with. Since I had never, seen such an individual here, and it is not known to occur in, this area, but breeds in Kazakhstan, I sent the images to Arend, Wassink, author of ‘Birds of Kazakhstan’. It is seen in almost the, entire state in suitable habitat. September may be considerable. Identification of red-backed, isabelline and brown shrikes. The … Such birds require care, collected in Gujarat, and to some extent in Abdulali (1976). These changes. ), with a recent record in September 2016 (Tiwari 2016). Red-backed Shrike Great Grey Shrike Occasional Visitors. This morph is not known, to occur in India and is not illustrated in either Grimmett, On 14 September 2014, I went for bird watching to a scrub, forest near Morbi, Gujarat (22° 43’ N 71° 07’ E). This was the same place I had seen an Iberian Chiffchaff last year! 2000. http://www.surfbirds.com/ID%20Articles/Isabelline.html, Tewari, P. 2015. pellucid pink-tinged base to the bill. Short Birding Notes: Red-tailed, Tiwari, J. It is given as a rare autumn passage migrant in Kachchh and Saurashtra, with a few individuals noted in September during the autumn passage migration season, A catalogue of the Birds in the collection of the Bombay Natural History Society -20, Abdulali, H. 1976. Helm, London. J. Bombay Nat. Soc. Species-level and other changes proposed for, Gill, F & D Donsker (Eds). remains unconcealed by the coverts. Reuven Yosef and ISWG International Shrike Working Group Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020 Text last updated January 21, 2013 phoenicuroidies have less distinct body plumage. Before this sighting I'd never seen Brown Shrike or either form of Isabelline Shrike, and I was coming to realise how much more enjoyable it is to find a rare bird with friends when you can share the identification and, I guess, the potential reputational liability of any terrible mistake. An adult was photographed in Naliya, Kachchh, on, .). Outside of these areas, Khachar, (1996) noted it in Hingolgadh, near Rajkot, and it has been, recorded from Little Rann of Kachchh and surrounding. The sub-specific identity of such birds can be further. Red-backed, Brown, Isabelline and Re d-tailed Shrike in Gujarat Prasad Ganpule: C/o. The birds of Gujarat – a Salim Ali centenary year overview. More observations outside, Kachchh would help in understanding its distribution in, other areas in Gujarat. On 25 December 2015, a large, pale Isabelline Shrike with a, prominent primary patch, pale lores and restricted rufous, in Greater Rann of Kachchh. Christopher Helm. upperparts and crown (with no contrast and is usually, pale plumaged), white supercilium and throat, whitish, consider it to be a valid sub-species of Red-tailed Shrike (van, and west of Lake Balkash, Kazakhstan, while the ‘, type’ birds occur in the mountain areas south and east of Lake, Balkash (Wassink & Oreel 2007). Small, B. There are unconfirmed reports of Red-, backed Shrike in December /January from the state, and may, represent overwintering birds, but this can be proved if there, are regular, documented sightings in the future. Long black mask, narrow white line above mask and eye. However some authorities, like Cramp & Perrins (1993), Worfolk (2000) and Yosef, (2012) consider that the Red-backed Shrike is best treated as, for Kachchh and Saurashtra, while Rasmussen & Anderton, (2012) show it as a passage migrant in Kachchh, but give in, text as ‘mainly south Gujarat’, which is erroneous as there are, no records from south Gujarat. However, questions have been raised concerning this specimen, in particular regarding the small size of the white primary patch and the 'atypical' narrow frontal extension to the black face mask. Though I, remember seeing 2-3 individuals of probable Red-tailed Shrikes. Long black mask, narrow white line above mask and eye. *This earlier bird was also found by MSC and originally submitted as an Isabelline Shrike L. uabellinus. Identified as a Brown Shrike, some birders began to question this, thinking it could be one of the 'Isabelline' Shrike species. The Isabelline Shrike is a rarely breeding, in some areas common breeding migrant. The brown shrike comes originally from East Asia. It was formerly often considered conspecific (of, or belonging to, the same species) with the closely-related Red-backed Shrike, L. collurio, and Isabelline Shrike, L. isabellinus. Panov, E. N. 2009. A specimen collected from Radhanpur, (north Gujarat) in January is stated to be closer to, (Abdulali 1976). London. Gujarat, and further records can prove this. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C, Saikia, P. 2012. http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php?p=13&Bird _. ID=2402&Bird _Family_ID=&pagesize=1 [Accessed on 10 May 2015]. These, individuals were identified on the basis of the criteria given, in Worfolk (2000) and Rasmussen & Anderton (2012). Nat. 1994. The Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus, is a small passerine bird in the shrike family. Reuven Yosef, ISWG International Shrike Working Group, and Guy M. Kirwan Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020 Text last updated April 6, 2018
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