Grey-backed fiscal

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Grey-backed fiscal
Graumantelwürger Lanius excubitoroides.JPG
Serengeti, Tanzania
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Lanius
Species: L. excubitoroides
Binomial name
Lanius excubitoroides
Prévost & Des Murs, 1847
Serengeti NP, Tanzania

The grey-backed fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

This is a large shrike found in wooded grassland, gardens and damp acacia scrub. It is a sociable bird and is often seen in pairs or small groups on tree stumps, wires and branches, engaged in wing fluttering, tail waving and noisy babble.[2]