strong hooked bill; grey, black, and white plumage (Poland; 2012-05-29)

Great Grey Shrike
Lanius excubitor

Native Range: Eurasia and North America

Notes: a powerful predator on large insects and small songbirds and rodents; larger than its cousin the Loggerhead Shrike but otherwise similar in appearance and habits; no sexual dimorphism.

black band through eye; black stripe on wing (Poland; 2012-05-29)

greyish-white underparts; grey crown (Poland; 2012-05-29)