male; black body; long tail; white wing patch (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Magpie (Long-tailed) Shrike
Urolestes melanoleucus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a very long tail is the hallmark of males in this African shrike of open acacia savannas.

white wing patch especially evident in flight (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

male has white patches on both flank and wing (South Africa; 2007-06-30)