Updated: Apr 3, 2022
Shrikes are medium-sized birds with black, white, grey or brown plumage. They are around 25 - 35 cm in length. They are predators with hooked beaks.
Adults have a dark face and a light grey upper back with a small amount of orange on the lower back and flanks. It gives loud, screeching calls and also mimics other birds.
The bay-backed shrike is smaller in size compared to the long-tailed shrike. It has a dark face and a pure white throat. It has rufous sides and back.