Magpie Shrike

Corvinella melanoleuca

Perched on the outer branches of a thorny bush, the magpie shrike scans its surroundings for grasshoppers, lizards and other small prey. The shrike often displays cooperative breeding, whereby young from the previous brood remain at their natal nest to help the breeding pair raise the next clutch.


Fact File

lengthLength: 1.1 to 1.6 ft
weightWeight: 2 to 3.5 oz
habitatHabitat: Savannah and woodland
dietDiet: Insects, lizards and other small animals