Category: Laniidae

Using microsatellites to obtain genetic structure data for Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio): a pilot study

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) Science Article 1 abstract The declining Western European population of the Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) is hypothesised to be a part of the same metapopulation as the Dutch population, at the edge of the contracting western range. Due to habitat fragmentation the Dutch population is mainly situated in the Bargerveen reserve […]

Which method is most suitable for censusingbreeding populations of red-backed (Laniuscollurio) and great grey (L. excubitor) shrikes?

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) Science Article 3 abstract Up to now, studies have shown that it is very difficult to estimate accurate numbers of shrike(Lanius spp) breeding pairs. During our shrike biology research in Western Poland this problemwas evident. Actual breeding pair numbers were derived from a combination of specialcounts in the pre-breeding period, intensive […]

Do melanin-based tail patterns predict individual quality and sex in Lesser Grey Shrikes Lanius minor ?

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) Science Article 3 abstract In many bird species, males display colourful, usually carotenoid or structurally based plumage ornaments. On the other hand, there are many bird species and entire avian genera that are achromatic, i.e. with predominantly white, grey and black plumage colours. Achromatic plumage is a typical feature in […]

Male shrikes punish unfaithful females

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) Science Article 2 abstract The costs to females of participating in extrapair copulations is an interesting but hitherto neglected topic in behavioral ecology. An obvious potential cost to females is male physical sanctions. However, although retaliation and punishment by male partners has been proposed as a basic cost for female […]

Vineyards harbour a relict population of Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) in Mediterranean France

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) Science Article 1 abstract Modem agriculture contributed to the decline of many bird species through habitat degradation or habitat loss during the second half of the 20th century in western Europe. Areas where traditional agriculture has been maintained still allow many species to breed and survive, some of them now […]

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Laniidae | [latin] Lanius ludovicianus | [UK] Loggerhead Shrike | [FR] Pie-grieche migratrice | [DE] Lousianawurger | [ES] Alcaudon yanqui | [NL] Amerikaanse Klapekster Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Lanius ludovicianus NA, MA widespread Lanius ludovicianus anthonyi Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides Lanius ludovicianus grinnelli Lanius […]

Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Laniidae | [latin] Lanius meridionalis | [UK] Southern Grey Shrike | [FR] Pie-grieche meridionale | [DE] Raubwurger | [ES] Alcaudon real meridional | [NL] Steppeklapekster Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Lanius meridionalis EU, AF Spain to India, n Africa Lanius meridionalis algeriensis Lanius meridionalis […]

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Laniidae | [latin] Lanius cristatus | [UK] Brown Shrike | [FR] Pie-grieche brune | [DE] Rotschwanz-Wurger | [ES] Alcaudon Pardo | [NL] Bruine Klauwier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Lanius cristatus EU e ne AF, OR Lanius cristatus confusus Lanius cristatus cristatus Lanius cristatus […]