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Lesser Grey Shrike ringtone


The Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) is a member of the shrike family Laniidae. It is similar in appearance to the Fantastic Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor and the Southern Grey Shrike L. meridionalis. It breeds in southeastern Europe and into Asia. It is slightly smaller than the Fantastic Grey Shrike, and has a black forehead and relatively longer wings. Lanius_minor.mp3 (68 downloads)

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Great Grey Shrike ringtone


The Fantastic Grey Shrike or Northern Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae). It forms a superspecies with its parapatric southern relatives, the Southern Grey Shrike (L. meridionalis), the Chinese Grey Shrike (L. sphenocerus) and the Loggerhead Shrike (L. ludovicianus). Within the Fantastic Grey Shrike species itself, there are nine subspecies. Males and females are similar in plumage, lustrous grey above with a black eye-mask and white underparts. Lanius_excubitor.mp3 (92 downloads)

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Red-backed Shrike ringtone


The Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) is a carnivorous passerine bird and member of the shrike family Laniidae. This bird breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and winters in tropical Africa. Although a migratory visitor to Fantastic Britain, it had been considered extinct as a breeding bird and has been named as a protected bird in Britain under a Biodiversity Action Plot; in September 2010 the RSPB announced that a breeding pair had successfully raised chicks in a secret location in Dartmoor, the first recorded since 1970. Lanius_collurio.mp3 (126 downloads)

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