361. Lanius superciliosus

361. Japanese Red-tailed Shrike.
LANIUS SUPERCILIOSUS.
Lanius superciliosus, Latham, Ind. Orn. Suppl, p. 20, No. 14 (1801) ; Bogdanoff, Sorokop. Russk. Faun. p. 51 ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 273 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 496 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 105.
Akamozu, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from L. cristatus in having the upper parts much brighter, usually rich fox-red, the forehead and fore-crown and a broad supercilium pure white ; wings blackish externally margined with rufous ; tail fox-red tipped with dull white. Culmen 0.7, wing 3.5, tail 3.72, tarsus 0.84 inch.
Hab. The island of Saghalien, Askold, and Japan ; wintering in the Malay peninsula, Philippines, and Java.
In general habits it does not differ from L. cristatus, of which it is an eastern form. It breeds in Japan, placing its nest in thorny bushes at from 4 to 10 feet from the ground. The eggs, which are deposited from the middle of June to the early part of July, 4 to 6 in number, resemble rufous eggs of Lanius auriculatus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
361. Lanius superciliosus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
361
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
241
Common name: 
Japanese Red Tailed Shrike
M_ID: 
19117
M_CN: 
Chinese Grey Shrike
M_SN: 
Lanius sphenocercus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10441

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