Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52448

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Laniidae
Genus:Eurocephalus
Genus species:Eurocephalus anguitimens

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:24 cm
Identification:The top of the head and the back of the neck of the southern white-crowned shrike are white. The chin and breast are white, and the sides of the neck are black. The back and belly of the shrike are ash-brown, and the wings and tail are dark brown.
Habitat:Open bushlands
Diet:Omnivore: insects and rarely fruit such as cherries
Reproduction:Breeding occurs during September and continues through January. There are four young per brood. Two broods are produced annually.
Southern white-crowned shrikes are usually found in small groups.
Behavior:Young of the year are not driven away by the parents; rather they are allowed to stay until after the next breeding season, when they leave to start their own families.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Southern white-crowned shrike are known to travel great distances for water; in some cases, it is thought to be 40 miles or more.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern Southern Africa Date:1978-12 Subjects:Southern white-crowned shrike
perching birds
Shrikes
Shrikes -- Infancy
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52448