Laniidae – Shrikes

Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris ©Trevor Hardaker Website

Most authorities agree that there are just 33 species of true Shrikes; they are:

Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina

Magpie Shrike Urolestes melanoleucus

Northern White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus rueppelli

Southern White-crowned Shrike Eurocephalus anguitimens

Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus

Souza’s Shrike Lanius souzae

Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio

Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus

Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides

Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides

Emin’s Shrike Lanius gubernator

Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

Mountain Shrike Lanius validirostris

Mackinnon’s Shrike Lanius mackinnoni

Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor

Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor

Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis

Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius pallidirostris

Chinese Grey Shrike Lanius sphenocercus

Grey-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitoroides

Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi

Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis

Somali Fiscal Lanius somalicus

Common Fiscal Lanius collaris

Uhehe Fiscal Lanius marwitzi

Sao Tome Fiscal Lanius newtoni

Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator

Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus

Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 33

Useful Reading
  • Shrikes - A Guide to the Shrikes of the World

    by Norbert Lefranc & Tim Worfolk Pica Press 1997 ISBN: 187340347X Buy this book from
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