The Steppe Grey Shrike is generally paler than the Southern Grey. It spends summer in Central Asia and moves to South Asia in winter.
Some treat it as a subspecies of the Southern Grey and some treat it as a separate species.
The superb photos on this page were taken by Alexandra Makhnina
in Kazakhstan (she got far better photos than I did).
A nesting pair -- male and female have
An unfortunate lizard for the chicks in
Photos of the parent(s) on the nest were
taken from a long distance away and care was taken not to
disturb the nesting birds.