Friday, December 7, 2018

Birding Notes: Long-tailed Shrike Spotted in Banaue, Ifugao

Long-tailed shrike • © 2018 Oggie Ramos
Name: Long-tailed shrike 
Scientific Name: Lanius schach
Location of sighting:  Hill at the back of DDD Heritage Inn in Tam-an, Bissang, Banaue, Ifugao
Time of sighting:  Towards noon
Observations:  Noisy, shrill call/sound, likes to land/perch on treetops and sometimes the tall grasses on the hill
Camera:  Nikon B700 | 2018 © Oggie Ramos

Trivia:  Lanius is derived from the Latin word meaning "butcher" while schach is onomatopeic for the word "shriek".  Capable of vocal mimicry (Source: Wiki)


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