chestnut crown and nape; white underparts (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Woodchat Shrike
Lanius senator

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: rich chestnut crown helps to distinguish this species from other sympatric shrikes; like all shrikes, preys on large invertebrates or small vertebrates (such as mice or tiny birds), often impaling them on thorns or barbed wire.

dorsal view; white wing patch; black wings, back, tail (Spain; 2006-06-10)

dorsal view emphasizing white wing patches (Spain; 2006-06-10)

ventral view; white below including undertail coverts (Spain; 2006-06-10)

black face mask; hooked bill (Spain; 2006-06-10)