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Isabelline Shrike (Daurian) versus Turkestan Shrike

Isabelline Shrike (Daurian) Lanius isabellinus isabellinus

This subspecies is often called Daurian Shrike.
Common migrant and winter visitor, October to April, scarce other months.
Birds of the subspecies-group Isabelline Shrike (Chinese) Lanius isabellinus arenarius/tsaidamensis could occur, but not reliably reported.

Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides
Common migrant, March to early May and September to mid-November; scarce or absent other months. Recorded July.


Let's look at female and immature red-tailed Shrikes in the UAE:


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