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Red-backed Shrike
Zondagsfontein, Jan 2018

A non-breeding summer visitor from the Palearctic, present between Nov and Apr. Fairly common and widespread across the Waterberg, more so in the surrounding thorn savanna (44% in, 56% out; recorded in 65% of the Waterberg pentads); frequents open woodland, avoiding rocky, hilly country; occurs as single birds; conspicuous, often perches along fence lines.
Red-backed Shrike Waterberg distribution
Red-backed Shrike female
Waterberg Farmstay, Dec 2019

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