561 Long-tailed Shrike


The Long-tailed Shrike or Rufous-backed Shrike (Lanius schach) belongs to the shrikes family Laniidae, which has many subspecies with differences in plumage. But all of them have a long narrow black tail, a black mask and forehead, rufous rump and flanks and a small white patch on the shoulder. The shrikes are found all across Asia. They have good ability to mimic sounds, especially those of cuckoos, squirrels, lapwings and puppies.