Worfolk, T. 2000. A shrike found at Johnny Brown's Common was provisionally identified as Brown (Lanius cristata) on the morning of 18th October but as photographs started to circulate the bird was reported as a possible Turkestan Shrike (also called Red-tailed Shrike, Lanius phoenicuroides ). I have also used measurements described in Pyle et al to confirm that structural differences in the primaries and tail are consistent with this identification and can be used to separate Brown from Turkestan Shrike. The tail lacked any sign of white bases in any of the feathers. In Turkestan Shrike the post breeding moult is completed on the breeding grounds in Jul-Sept involving head, body, tertials and several tail feathers (Shirihai & Svensson). Identification of red-backed, isabelline and brown shrikes. Reuven Yosef and ISWG International Shrike Working Group Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020 Text last updated January 21, 2013 >> Advanced Bird Identifier (Britain and Ireland only) click here. The tail is dull rufous, with paler edges and tips on outer rectrices. Primary projection is similar for both species, some photographs and comments on the Brown Shrike indicated that the primary projection was too long. Old World shrikes have a complicated taxonomy which is not yet fully resolved but in relation to this bird there were two similar looking species to consider; Brown Shrike Lanius cristata cristata and Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides phoenicuroides. This shrike is mainly brown on the upper parts and the tail is rounded. Brown Shrike - a county tick, Warham Greens, 18 Se... Great White Egret still at Dickleburgh Moor, 16 Se... Martins Meadows and the Woodbridge area, 12 Septem... Dickleburgh Moor comes up trumps with a Pectoral S... White Stork at Dickleburgh Moor, 6 & 8 September 2020; White-winged Black Tern at Cantley, 5 September 2020 As mentioned above several tail feathers were missing on the birds righthand side. The underside is creamy with rufous flanks and belly. Tail is long and round-tipped with faint bars. 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. Brown Shrike has a shorter second primary than Turkestan. Females tend to have fine scalloping on the underside and the mask is dark brown and not as well marked as in the male. Note tail. When the primaries were held below the secondaries the primary extension did not look particularly long, exposing 4 to 5 primary tips which is typical for Brown, Note also the effect of light on the plumage tones in. - Fairly slender bill. I didn't include their actual measurements as it is the ratio which is important. Looking at Figure 7 nine tail feathers are visible including the short, growing t6 on the birds right as mentioned above. Bill is short, heavy, and hooked. BROWN SHRIKE in Hampshire ... features of a 1w BROWN SHRIKE – chestnut head, brown upperparts not noticeably. In adult male Brown Shrike the mantle and tail are a similar brown with rusty uppertail coverts as was the case with the shrike at Johnny Brown's Common Figure 4. Male’s repetitive song often incorporates imitations of other birds. Notes on the identification of a Brown Shrike - Jo... Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - Spurn 9th - 12th Oct... A few days in Bucharest 29th - 31st January. There were indications of moult in the tertials, as noted above and it seems likely that these feathers were still growing. Identified as a Brown Shrike, some birders began to question this, thinking it could be one of the 'Isabelline' Shrike species. Tail is long and round-tipped with faint bars. A useful tool for any beginner birdwatcher. Brown Shrike is a small shrike. Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families. Eats small snakes, rodents, birds and insect. It was evident early on that thrushes were coming in off the sea. The bill looks less bulbous compared to Brown Shrike and is usually black in adult males but can be pale based. There are few birds that capture the imagination more than Siberian Rubythroat so news of a second calendar year male in the Netherlands on ... A shrike found at Johnny Brown's Common was provisionally identified as Brown (, Old World shrikes have a complicated taxonomy which is not yet fully resolved but in relation to this bird there were two similar looking species to consider; Brown Shrike, The post-breeding moult in Brown Shrike is complex starting on the breeding grounds often involving the inner 2 or 3 primaries several tertials and tail feathers. Rarity finders: Brown Shrike in Co Cork. The face is white with the typical shrike black "bandit-mask" through the eye. This was the same place I had seen an Iberian Chiffchaff last year! I saw no indication of any form of hybridisation and concluded that this was an adult male Brown Shrike of the nominate race. 1. The adult male'supper parts and crownare darkish brown. Warm-crowned and brown-backed, this individual showed perhaps the most extensive and coarse vermiculations on the underparts of any of the Brown Shrike seen on Baekryeong Island this spring. Take Merlin with you in the field! vermiculated, long brown tail with reddish rump/base of tail, short primary projection. Wow! The jet black mask, including the lores, and absence of any barring on the sides of the breast, flanks or mantle indicate that the bird is an adult male. XV-3 July - Sep, 2017, A fine report Andy - comprehensive and informative. They breed in far northern North America and come as far south as the northern U.S. for winter. The black mask can be paler in winter and has a white brow over it. Plumage varies across range: “Japanese” has the warmest rufous tones, “Philippine” has a gray-washed head and back, and “Brown” averages in between. Enter Bird's Name in Search Box: www.birds-of-north-america.net: Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Brown Shrike. Ratio a/b came just within the range for Brown Shrike whilst ration c/d was slightly low for Brown Shrike but way above the range for Turkestan Shrike. Various features - short primary projection, a worn but still rounded tail feathers led to the identification of a Brown Shrike. Bill is short, heavy, and hooked. Panov E On the nomenclature of so called Isabelline Shrikes, A candidate Homeyer's Grey Shrike - Matlock Forest, Northern Goshawk flight identification and ageing in the UK - Revised and updated, Notes on the identification of a Brown Shrike - Johnny Brown's Common, North Elmsall, Northern Goshawk flight identification and ageing in the UK, SW Spain & Portugal & Separating adult Pallid Swift from Common Swift, Siberian Lesser Whitethroat - Spurn 9th - 12th October, A possible record of Icelandic Redwing Turdus iliacus coburni in Derbyshire, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan 17th October - 5th November, A weekend in Holland for Siberian Rubythroat. Moult is then suspended and finished on stop overs or on wintering grounds in Oct-Nov (Dec). Brown Shrike Isabelline Shrike Long-tailed Shrike Lesser Grey Shrike Southern Grey Shrike Woodchat Shrike Masked Shrike. “Possibly an adult female but could be a 1st winter moulting into an adult.” Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia 18th March 2018 Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: … Continued According to Shirihai & Svensson(2); p2 falls short of the wing tip by 7-13mm and on the closed wing falls between the 6th and 7th primary in 44% of birds measured, is equal to the 6th primary in 29% of birds measured , falls between the 5th and 6th primary in 20% of birds measured or is equal to the 7th primary in 7% of birds measured. Low, swift flight on shallow, rapid wing beats. Face is white with black mask; throat is white. The off white base colouration with yellowish tinges to the upper breast, flanks, undertail and underwing coverts are indicative of Brown Shrike, Turkestan Shrike should be whiter with pinkish or orangey tones. Online Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe. The upperparts were earth brown on the mantle and nape with a warm brown crown fading to paler buff above the bill. A whitish supercilium extended from the bill, joining narrowly above the bill, over the eye where it broadened slightly ending short of the black eyestripe. Thanks to Tom Tams and Pete Garrity for use of their photos and I recommend Pete's video. I have been unable to locate any photographs which show p2 on a sitting bird but see the measurements made below on the bird in flight. >> Beginners Bird Identifier at the bottom of this page. Working from home paid off for Michael John O' Mahony, when he found a rarity not seen in Ireland for more than 20 years in his garden. 2. A bold black mask and stout, hooked bill heighten the impression of danger in these fierce predators. Plumage varies across range: “Japanese” has the warmest rufous tones, “Philippine” has a gray-washed head and back, and “Brown” averages in between. In adult male Turkestan Shrike the uppertail coverts and tail tend to be the same rufous colour and contrast with the browner mantle. Related content. Most common call is a dry “ch-ch-ch.” Favors open forests and fields with scattered trees and bushes; often in parks and gardens. The wings are brown and lack any white "mirror" patches. The fact that the bird was in moult is consistent with the identification as Brown Shrike. It looks like the outer 4 feathers on the birds left are full grown without any gaps. Adult male Turkestan Shrike has a striking white throat and supercilium with underparts that are either whitish or tinged pale orangey/pink. These photos demonstrate quite graphically that the problem of identification of extralimital, and even within range (! If you look closely at, In March 2015 a shrike was found in Mendocino County, California, the Mendocino Shrike. Most shrike species have a Eurasian and African distribution, with just two breeding in North America (the loggerhead and northern shrikes). This is a fully revised version of a blog I first posted in September 2015 with more photographs, particularly of sub-adult plumages. I'm happy to receive any feedback or comments on this blog. Quick pre-work twitch to Johnny Brown's Common, South Kirkby in West Yorkshire to see a shrike that had been discovered yesterday. The Brown Shrike L. c. cristatus is more problematical. As more birders saw the bird the 'headline' identity returned to Brown Shrike but still referred to the possibility of it being Red-tailed. They never really look anything like our bird. 5. The Brown Shrike adult male of nominate race has rufous-brown crown and nape and slightly duller upperparts, except the rump and the uppertail-coverts that are slightly brighter. The tail looked narrow as well as long but as noted above several tail feathers were missing. The post-breeding moult in Brown Shrike is complex starting on the breeding grounds often involving the inner 2 or 3 primaries several tertials and tail feathers. Above, males have a rufous crown, nape and hind-neck blending with a fairly dark sandy or tan-brown mantle, scapulars and back, a prominent and contrasting white supercilium above a black mask extending from the forehead, across the lores to the ear-coverts, and a prominent white speculum. via Twitter or via email to andysbutler@aol.com. Article BTO Conference 2020. Fantastic research! I think the general tones of the bird rule out Daurian Shrike. On Turkestan Shrike the outer feathers are 80% to 90% of the longest feather. Clearly the tail measurements are restricted to the feathers on the birds left side as outer feathers are missing on the right. The bird on top is a Brown, the lower Red-backed). Brown Shrike: Small shrike, with warm brown upperparts and buff underparts. Surely enough for BirdGuides to accept the ID or is the process of ID even more exacting? Averages stronger-billed in appearance than other medium-sized “brownish” shrikes. I have checked a range of features used to identify Brown Shrike; upper and underpart colouration, moult, head structure and markings and wing and tail shape all of which are consistent with the identification of the bird at Johnny Brown's Common as an adult male Brown Shrike. Other supporting features in favour of Brown are the general tone of the bird and the lack of obvious grey nape. The eyestripe is broad and the black tends not to narrow on the lores creating a more even mask with the black often narrowly extending over the bill. B L … Over 600 species of birds are illustrated and described! The bill was extensively blue-grey with dark tip to the lower mandible and dark culmen and more extensive dark tip to the upper mandible. Free, global bird ID and field guide app powered by your sightings and media. I've just returned from a short trip based in El Rompido, near Huelva in South-West Spain. - Square-ended tail, not as rounded as on Brown. L. c. On Brown the underparts are often warmer (slightly buffy) tone with more prominent bars when these are present. The bird had a habitat of lowering its primaries so that they sat well below the tertials thus exposing more primary tips extending from the base of the secondaries. Notes on the identification of a Brown Shrike - Johnny Brown's Common, North Elmsall A shrike found at Johnny Brown's Common was provisionally identified as Brown ( Lanius cristata ) on the morning of 18th October but as photographs started to circulate the bird was reported as a possible Turkestan Shrike (also called Red-tailed Shrike, Lanius phoenicuroides ). Shrike. Local birder Steve Mann found a Great Grey Shrike in Matlock Forest on 21st November, I saw it the following day with Steve and Ken Smith. Both Brown Shrike and Turkestan Shrike show emargination on p3-5 but this was not visible in the field or on photos. L. cristatus lucionensis shows a slate-grey supercilium and crown with a dark black eye-stripe. The identification was confirmed, and a couple of days later the first really good photographs of the bird started to appear. Turkestan Shrike L (i) phoenicuroides. ), shrikes is not only limited to Isabelline Shrike versus Brown Shrike - you even have to take female Red-backed into account when confronted with an "atypical" shrike! There were several feathers missing in the tail. Thanks for your efforts Andy enjoyed reading your analysis. Clearly, the assessment of these features are intended for trapped birds. Identification record : Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird which belongs to the family of Laniidés and the order of Passeriformes. This leaves isabellinus (Daurian Shrike) or phoenicuroides (Turkestan Shrike). Brown shrike typically has a much blacker mask than this. The bird was in good condition with a complete set of primaries, two tertials had been replaced on the birds right which were black centred and white edged and it looked to me that the shortest tertials were both missing, possibly just growing and the middle tertial was missing on the left wing. Dutch Birding 22 (6): 323-362. BIRD IDENTIFICATION; Friday, 20 September 2013. Identification of Red-backed, Isabelline, and Brown Shrikes. Publish date: 10/01/2020. Adults. Scientific Name: Lanius tigrinus Malay Name: Tirjup Harimau Chinese Name: 虎纹伯劳 Range: Found from Eastern Russia, China, Japan to Korea, wintering to mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia. Face is white with black mask; throat is white. Brown Shrike, Deltebre, Spain (Photo: Ricard Gutiérrez) A longer primary extension with more exposed primary tips could have been indicative of hybridisation. Ganpule P 2017 Red-backed, Brown, Isabelline and Red-tailed Shrike in Gujarat Flamingo Vol. I had good views of the bird on 20th October in both direct sunshine and light cloud and took the photos referred to below with other photos provided by Tom Tams and Pete Garrity as noted below. Like its relatives, it is long-tailed, and perches quite upright. I have noted Brown Shrike three times in the last few years ... Worfolk, T. 2000. The brown shrike (Lanius cristatus) is a bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. When the primaries were held below the secondaries the primary extension did not look particularly long, exposing 4 to 5 primary tips which is typical for Brown, Figure 5. This was a first for me, having missed the Flamborough birds a few years ago. Brown Shrikes are rare visitors in spring and fall to western and southern Alaska, and have wandered as far south as California a few times. Assessing the size and structure of a lone bird is notoriously difficult but to me the bird looked larger and stouter billed than Red-backed Shrike with a size and shape more akin to a long-tailed Woodchat Shrike. It is closely related to the red-backed shrike (L. collurio) and isabelline shrike (L. isabellinus). North American Birds Vol 69: 4-35, 4. Identification: Individuals of subspecies confusus are brown overall, have chestnut-wash flanks, dark black eye-stripe and thin white supercilium. Identification "Typical" Brown Shrike adults in spring range in appearance from brown-backed (lucionensis) through reddish-brown backed (cristatus and presumably confusus) to reddish (superciliosus); grey-crowned (lucionensis) to reddish crowned (superciliosus); with broad, white supercilium (superciliosus) to almost no supercilium (lucionensis); with whitish underparts … Northern shrike audubon field guide wikipedia killer buffalo bayou partnershipbuffalo partnership the is a in small package star tribune birds use deadly branch spike to kill their prey daily mail online. Birding Frontiers Challenge Series - Autumn 2014, 5. Clearly, there are a lot of variables that can affect these figures but look like they could be of assistance in separating this group of shrikes if decent photographs can be obtained and it is not possible to trap the bird. In Turkestan Shrike p2 falls short of the wing tip by 4.5-10 mm and on the closed wing falls between the 5th and 6th primaries on 58% of birds measured, equals the 6th primary in 26% of birds measured or falls between the 6th and 7th primary in 16% of birds measured. The burly, bull-headed Northern Shrike is a pint-sized predator of birds, small mammals, and insects. In adult male Turkestan Shrike the uppertail coverts and tail tend to be the same rufous colour and contrast with the browner mantle. I've adapted Table 1b from Pyle et al and renumbered the primaries with number 1 as the small outer primary in accordance with European practice. Medium-sized shrike with a slender black mask and rufous-brown rump and tail. Brown Shrike Pie-grièche brune Lanius cristatus Information, images and range maps on over 1,000 birds of North America, including sub-species, vagrants, introduced birds and possibilities. - Clean white underparts with narrow dark bars. I could finally relax. The colouration has doubtless faded when compared with Spring male Brown Shrike but supports the identification. The … Shirihai & Svensson 2018 Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds, 3. Common in Asia, this species is similar in habits to the North American shrikes, but it tends to be more elusive, spending less time perching conspicuously in the open. On the head a black eyestripe extended broadly from the ear coverts to the eye and narrowed in front of the eye to the bill base. Brown Shrike - Spurn Point 31st October I went to Skinningrove for the Eastern Black Redstart but with the possibility of a nearby Pied Wheatear at Redcar and a Daurian Shrike at South Shields. The distinction is not easy to use in the field but has been tested with breeding birds in Japan where the female can be identified from the presence … As mentioned above several tail feathers were missing on the birds righthand side. Distribution, migration, and habitat. It was present for 8 weeks and was subject to a detailed analysis including 100 of photographs in order to establish its identity. Low, swift flight on shallow, rapid wing beats. I don't think this is a Brown Shrike for a few reasons: - Brown mask, similar to crown. Panov E On the nomenclature of so called Isabelline Shrikes Sandgrouse 31 (2009) p163-170, 6. The bird remained in the same area until the 22nd October and it is thought that agricultural work in the fields next to its preferred area on the 23rd may have displaced it. “A Brown Shrike, possibly Lanius cristatus cristatus, in moult. Pyle et al 2015 The Mendocino Shrike: Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) x Turkestan Shrike (L.phoenicuroides) hybrid. There was no sign of any white at the base of the primaries on the closed wing but some white was visible in flight on the spread wing. The upperwing is mostly dark brown with wing-coverts and inner flight-feathers edged whitish. The BTO Conference 2020 will be virtual. So the missing feathers look like t2 on both sides plus t3 on the right. The rump and uppertail coverts were a warm brown similar to the crown whilst the tail was more earth brown like the mantle. Brown Shrike has a very graduated tail with the outer tail feather (t6) only 70% to 80% of the central (longest) feathers. If you look closely at Figure 3 and 7 and the left hand image in Figure 5 a growing feather is visible at the base of the tail on the right hand side. I had no particular target birds but was quit... During a long weekend at Spurn with friends we came across a Lesser Whitethroat skulking at the base of a hawthorn hedge. The second primary is hidden below primaries p3 and p4 which form the wing tip when the bird is at rest. In adult male Brown Shrike the mantle and tail are a similar brown with rusty uppertail coverts as was the case with the shrike at Johnny Brown's Common. The underparts were off white with a yellowish tinge to the throat, flanks and undertail coverts. Share this page. Join us for a series of talks and panels. Brown Shrike: Small shrike, with warm brown upperparts and buff underparts. They took a number of measurements from photographs taken in the field and compared them with data obtained from museum specimens, Adapted from Pyle et al 2015 see caption to. In Turkestan Shrike the post breeding moult is completed on the breeding grounds in Jul-Sept involving head, body, tertials and several tail feathers. The head features all support identification of the shrike as Brown. Dutch Birding 22: 323-362. Event BTO Conference: Looking to … Moult is then suspended and finished on stop overs or on wintering grounds in Oct-Nov (Dec). Eats small snakes, rodents, birds and insect. Averages stronger-billed in appearance than other medium-sized “brownish” shrikes. the left hand image in sunshine whilst that on the right is in overcast conditions. Thanks to the finders of the bird at Johnny Brown's Common for the chance to study this bird. 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