Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52419

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Laniidae
Genus:Laniarius
Genus species:Laniaurius atrococcineus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:23 cm
Habitat:Open forests
Diet:Carnivore: insects, small vertebrates
Reproduction:Shrikes start pairing off in the late winter. They usually rear at least two broods each year. Three to six eggs are laid each time. The incubation period is 14 to 16 days.
Shrikes are conspicuous birds; they do not mind sitting in open spaces.
Behavior:Shrikes are the most truly predatory perching birds. They kill their prey with their sharply hooked beaks.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Their habit of impaling their prey into thorns has earned them the name 'butcherbird.'

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1981-08 Subjects:perching birds
Crimson-breasted shrike
Burchell's gonolek
Laniarius
Shrikes
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52419