Somali fiscal

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Somali fiscal
Somali Fiscal specimen RWD.jpg
Specimen at Nairobi National Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Lanius
Species: L. somalicus
Binomial name
Lanius somalicus
Hartlaub, 1859

The Somali fiscal (Lanius somalicus) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. Other common names include the Karoli fiscal, the Somali fiscal shrike and the Somali shrike.[2]


The bird is found in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia in the Horn of Africa, as well as in Kenya in the African Great Lakes region. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


The Somali fiscal has a wide range and the population trend appears to be steady so the IUCN lists the species as being of "Least Concern".[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Lanius somalicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Lepage, Dennis. "Somali Fiscal (Lanius somalicus) Hartlaub, 1859". Avibase. Retrieved 2014-05-30.