362. Lanius lucionensis

362. PHILIPPINE RED-TAILED SHRIKE.
LANIUS LUCIONENSIS.
Lanius lucionensis, Linn. Syst. Nat. i. p. 135 (1766) ; Walden, Trans. Zool. Soc. ix. p. 171, pl. xxix, fig. 1 ; Oates, Faun. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 469 ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 274 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 502.
Male ad. (China). Forehead and supercilium white, the former merging into blue-grey on the fore-part of the crown, and then to brownish grey on the hind-crown ; upper parts greyish brown, tinged with rufous on the rump ; no wing speculum ; otherwise like L. cristatus, but the under parts below the throat are warm orange-buff. Culmen 0.65, wing 3.6, tail 3.5, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female has the under parts paler, the lores and ear-coverts brownish black, and the white and grey on the forehead less pronounced. The young bird resembles L. cristatus, but is rather greyer in tinge.
Hab. The Ussuri country in E. Siberia, Askold, China, Corea, and Manchuria ; wintering in the Andamans, Nicobars, South Tenasserim, the Malay peninsula, Borneo, and the Philippines.
In habits it does not differ from its allies, and I do not find any description of its nest and eggs on record. It is distinguishable from L. cristatus by its blue-grey forehead, orange-buff abdomen, and by the upper parts being greyer.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
362. Lanius lucionensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
362
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
242
Common name: 
Philippine Red Tailed Shrike
M_ID: 
19051
M_SN: 
Lanius cristatus lucionensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10637

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