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Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio   - Male
Red-backed Shrike
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 29 August 2010
English synonyms:Red Backed Shrike, Redbacked Shrike, Red-necked shrike, Red-back Shrike, Common Shrike
Bird Family :Laniidae - Shrikes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A total of eight species are seen passing through the Kutch peninsula from late July till October every year. Red-backed Shrike is one of them. This is the time when a lot of dragonflies are seen (main food during passage for the Red-backed Shrikes).

Three birds were seen today - the first of this season. - JT