Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) – 19cm

    A bird in the shrike family that is found mainly in Asia. Like most other shrikes, it has a distinctive black “bandit-mask” through the eye and is found mainly in open scrub habitats, where it perches on the tops of thorny bushes in search of prey. Several populations of this widespread species form distinctive subspecies which breed in temperate Asia and migrate to their winter quarters in tropical Asia include Labuan Island at the westcoast of North Borneo. They are sometimes found as vagrants in Europe and North America.Brown Shrike