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Northern Shrike
Lanius borealis Vieillot, 1808
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Laniidae
Genus:
  Lanius

Scientific:
  Lanius borealis

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1808

Reference:
  Hist.Nat.Ois.Am.Sept. 1(1807) p.80 pl.50

Protonym:
  Lanius borealis

Avibase ID:
  76158864558E850E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178512

Geographic range:

  • Lanius borealis borealis: breeds Alaska and northern Canada, south to extreme northern British Columbia and Alberta, northern Ontario, and Quebec; winters southern Canada and northern United States.
  • Lanius borealis mollis: Russian Altai and nw Mongolia
  • Lanius borealis funereus: W China (Tien Shan Mountains)
  • Lanius borealis sibiricus: E Siberia to n Mongolia and Kamchatka Peninsula
  • Lanius borealis bianchii: Sakhalin and s Kuril Islands (n Japan)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Northern Shrike
Czech:
  Northern Shrike
German:
  Taigaraubwürger
Danish:
  Amerikansk Tornskade
Spanish:
  Alcaudón boreal
Finnish:
  Northern Shrike
French:
  Pie-grièche boréale
Icelandic:
  Northern Shrike
Italian:
  Averla settentrionale
Japanese:
  Northern Shrike
Japanese:
  Northern Shrike
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Klapekster
Norwegian:
  Northern Shrike
Polish:
  Northern Shrike
Portuguese:
  Northern Shrike
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Northern Shrike
Russian:
  Northern Shrike
Slovak:
  Northern Shrike
Swedish:
  nordlig varfågel
Chinese:
  Northern Shrike


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Clements, version 2017:
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Lanius [excubitor or borealis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Bulgarian: Американска сива сврачка
Danish: Amerikansk Tornskade
German: Taigaraubwürger
English: Northern Grey Shrike, Northern Shrike, Northern Shrike [Northern]
Spanish: Alcaudón boreal
Spanish (Mexico): Alcaudón Norteño
French: Pie-grièche boréale, Pie-grièche grise [du Nord]
Italian: Averla settentrionale
Latin: Lanius borealis, Lanius excubitor [borealis, mollis, sibiricus, bianchi, funereus], Lanius excubitor borealis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Klapekster
Portuguese (Portugal): Picanço-real-americano
Swedish: nordlig varfågel

 

         

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