Friday, April 4, 2008

Woodchat Shrike

The Shrike's colour contrast well with the rusty winch and the massive gear. The Shrike has earned itself the name of "Butcher" because he has the strange habit of impaling his prey on thorns. He kills more than he needs to eat at one time and then stores the food in this way. Generally, feeds on insects occasionally feasts on lizards and mice which he pulls to pieces with his strong bill.

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