Southern white-crowned shrike

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Southern white-crowned shrike
At Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Eurocephalus
Species: E. anguitimens
Binomial name
Eurocephalus anguitimens
Smith, 1836

The southern white-crowned shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savannah.

Like the closely related northern white-crowned shrike this species is highly sociable and will form small, tightly-knit groups engaged in cooperative breeding. Members of the group join in building a brooding nest, take turns in sitting on the eggs and assist in the feeding of nestlings.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eurocephalus anguitimens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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