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HANZAB lists two shrike species for A & NZ. L. cristatus and L. collorio. Both (so far as I can tell) are very rare vagrants. There is, for example, a single confirmed sighting on record of L. cristatus, but it may have been L. tigrinus, and in any case that was Christmas Island, which is, for geographical purposes, part of Indonesia.
We do, however, have several similar species, and ones that are called "shrikes" in one way or another: there are the shrike-thrushes and Shrike-tit (family Pachyephalidae), the cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae)and the Butcherbirds (Artamidae). I'll add a para to the end of the entry about this in a little while. Tannin
I just think this is the most awesome bird ever --Molotovnight 02:17, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Anyone fancy writing a small bit on the obvious references to this animal in the Hyperion books by Dan Simmons? Cheezehog 09:11, 10 September 2007 (UTC)