Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Long-tailed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
The Long-tailed Shrike from the front looks similar to the Lesser Grey Shrike, with black forehead, but has a visibly far longer tail and the black bandit mask seems to extend a little further back beyond the eye. Also called the Rufous-backed Shrike, from behind it has a rufous brown back and rump and long black tail. There are several subspecies over its southern/south-eastern Asian range with variations in plumage; one, L.s. tricolor of Himalayas/India, has a full black head and rufous sides and back and is sometimes considered a separate species. The subspecies pictured is from Kazakhstan.
Long-tailed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike