Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike
The Isabelline Shrike is a soft rufous brown colour with a pink-beige front, red-brown tail and the black bandit mask common to adult shrikes. (It is similar to the Red-backed Shrike, L. collurio.) The back and wings can also be grey but the tail is always rufous, giving the alternative name of the Red-tailed Shrike. It is resident in south Siberia, Central Asia and Western China.
Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike
Turkestan Shrike

Turkestan Shrike Lanius (isabellinus) phoenicuroides

Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
The Central Asian population (all those pictured on this page), called the Turkestan Shrike, is sometimes treated as a full, separate species. (One above is missing its tail.) The nominal/Chinese population (not shown) is also referred to as the Daurian Shrike.