Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) - HBW 13, p. 785
Pie-grièche à poitrine rose
Taxonomy: Lanius minor
J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Italy, Spain, Russia = Italy.
Affiliations uncertain; nearest relative seems to be L. schach. Geographical variation insignificant and clinal, plumage coloration becoming paler and size larger from W to E; species sometimes treated as monotypic. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- minor J. F. Gmelin, 1788 - breeds NE Spain and S France, Italy (from Piemont E to Venezia, S patchily to Sicily), E Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Balkans (S to N Greece and E to Black Sea), also S Lithuania, Belarus and SW Russia (E to Urals, S to Crimea and Caucasus), S to Turkey, N Syria, Lebanon and N Iraq; non-breeding S Africa.
- turanicus Fediushin, 1927 - breeds W Siberia (E of Ural Mts) E to Russian Altai and extreme NW China (NW Xinjiang), S to Azerbaijan and NW & N Iran, N Turkmenistan and NE Afghanistan); non-breeding S Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 27 videos
A lateral view of a bird perched and imitating a call Locality Petra, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece (ssp minor)
Christian Dortu 2 May 2006 5 years ago 46 sec 4.7
Perched adult Locality Göksü Delta, Mersin Province, Turkey
forezbirder 3 May 2012 8 weeks ago 15 sec 4.3
A bird calling from a bush. Locality Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates
Yoel Jimenez 19 January 2012 1 year ago 41 sec 4
A bird imitating a call to attract its prey Locality Petra, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece (ssp minor)
Christian Dortu 2 May 2006 5 years ago 38 sec 4
A bird perched in a tree and scratch it's head. Locality Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates
Yoel Jimenez 19 January 2012 1 year ago 38 sec 3.8
A bird performing an imitation call from a branch Locality Petra, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece (ssp minor)
Christian Dortu 2 May 2006 5 years ago 46 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 33 photos
An adult on a branch
Locality Cape Kaliakra, Black Sea Coast, Bulgaria
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 16 September 2011 1 year ago 4.3
A bird perched.
Locality Qatar Arab Farm, Al Wakrah, Qatar
k.h.m 28 October 2011 27 weeks ago 4.2
Adult ringed in a conservation project.
Locality Torreribera, Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp minor)
Arnau Bonan Barfull 6 July 2005 6 weeks ago 4
A first-winter bird.
Locality Shambat, Khartoum, Khartoum State, Sudan
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 22 weeks ago 4
on a twig
Locality Beit She'an Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 4 October 2007 1 year ago 4
Locality Ouessant (Ushant) island, Finistère, Bretagne, France
AurélienAudevard 21 October 2006 3 years ago 4