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Grey-backed shrike

Thai: นกอีเสือหลังเทา, nok e-seua lang thao

Binomial name: Lanius tephronotus, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1831

The Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Among the shrikes, they breed at the highest altitude. They are partial migrants, with some populations moving south in winter. They breed in summer from late May to early July. The nest is built in a bush and about 3 to 5 eggs are laid. The eggs are incubated by the female alone and incubation is begun even before the complete clutch is laid. The chicks hatch after 15–18 days and are taken care of by both the parents until the fledge after about two weeks.

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Scientific classification

Lanius tephronotus

Common names

  • Thai: นกอีเสือหลังเทา, nok e-seua lang thao

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Grey-backed shrike (lanius tephronotus)

Grey-backed shrike (lanius tephronotus)

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Distribution map of Grey-backed shrike, Lanius tephronotus in Thailand

Range map of Lanius tephronotus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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