Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor

Lesser Grey Shrike juvenile by Sasha Makhnina
Lesser Grey Shrike juvenile by Sasha Makhnina
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
The Lesser Grey Shrike looks similar to the Great and Southern Grey Shrikes but the black bandit mask extends to a black forehead. It breeds in southern and south-eastern Europe through to Central Asia and winters in southern Africa.
Lesser Grey Shrike juvenile by Sasha Makhnina
Lesser Grey Shrike juvenile by Sasha Makhnina
Lesser Grey Shrike juvenile by Sasha Makhnina
The juvenile Lesser Grey Shrike has yet to develop its black forehead with its adult plumage. The superb photos of the juvenile Lesser Grey above and at the top of the page were taken by Alexandra Makhnina in the Almaty Region of Kazakhstan.