Magpie shrike

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Magpie Shrike
Urolestes melanoleucus -Limpopo, South Africa-8.jpg
In Limpopo, South Africa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Urolestes
Cabanis, 1850
Species: U. melanoleucus
Binomial name
Urolestes melanoleucus
(Jardine, 1831)
Synonyms

Corvinella melanoleuca

The Magpie Shrike (Urolestes melanoleucus), also known as the African Long-tailed Shrike, is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Urolestes.[citation needed] It is found in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

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