Less common views of the Long-tailed Shrike

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On the morning of 27th November 2014 Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS came across a Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach bentet) in a grassy area near a housing estate in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia (above, below).

The previous night was raining and this shrike ended up thoroughly wet. As it took advantage of the morning sun to dry its plumage and preen, it exposed views of the bird that were not commonly seen by birders.

The images above and below show evidence that its tail feathers were undergoing moulting.

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