Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Breeding range of Lanius (isabellinus) phoenicuroides
Breeding range of Lanius isabellinus Overwintering range
The plumage is a sandy colour. It has a red tail.
This migratory medium-sized passerine eats large insects, small birds, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a larder. It breeds in open cultivated country, preferably with thorn bushes.
- Worfolk, Tim (2000) Identification of red-backed, isabelline and brown shrikes Dutch Birding 22 (6): 323-362
- Message, Stephen (2001) The Turkestan Shrike in Kent Birding World 14(10):432-434
- Oiseaux Pictures
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