Sunday 17 October 2010

Steppe Grey Shrike, Aberdeenshire

These photos were taken yesterday afternoon (Sunday 17th) in a short period of sunshine. The consensus appears to be that the taxonomy of the 'eastern' grey shrike complex needs some revision, though what name will eventually be given to this taxon is a matter of opinion - given that it is not really a bird of Steppe habitat, the name Saxual Grey Shrike may be more appropriate (and has been suggested).