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Magpie Shrike

Urolestes melanoleucus (Jardine, 1831)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Bernard BOUSQUET 2018-06-14 Babati, Manyara Region, Manyara (Tanzania) (1000 m) flight call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

424452
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Thibaut Chansac 2014-08-29 Manyoni, Singida, Singida (Tanzania) (1400 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

201376
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus aequatorialis Frank Lambert 2017-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429674
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus aequatorialis Frank Lambert 2017-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) song -

Same bird as XC429672

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429673
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Lynette Rudman 2015-09-18 Borakalalo, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) call -

Bird seen calling from a tree in early spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

283034
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Peter Boesman 2013-02-07 Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) call - [sono] 280814
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Bernard BOUSQUET 2018-06-14 Babati, Manyara Region, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

442773
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Peter Boesman 2013-02-13 Cheetah Inn area, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, Limpopo Province (South Africa) call - [sono] 280815
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Faansie Peacock 2015-12-26 Vaalkop Dam, Bird Sanctuary section, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) song -

A long sequence from 2 birds duetting (occasionally joined by a third bird), from a dead tree in a savannah clearing. I stitched examples of the different song types together here.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307286
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus melanoleucus Frank Lambert 2019-10-29 Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane, Limpopo, Pietersburg (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

516169
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Jacek Betleja 2014-08-26 Mururani, Kavango, Otjozondjupa (Namibia) (1200 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

195988
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus aequatorialis Frank Lambert 2017-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429672
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus aequatorialis Frank Lambert 2017-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) song -

Same bird as XC429670

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429671
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus aequatorialis Frank Lambert 2017-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429670
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Doug Newman 2020-02-22 Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Soutpansberg (South Africa) (480 m) adult, male, song -

A group of three birds interacting in a dead tree

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

530058
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Peter Boesman 2019-10-28 Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate, Usa River, Arusha, Arusha (Tanzania) call - [also] [sono] 510458
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Lynette Rudman 2015-09-18 Borakalalo, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) call -

About 4 Magpie shrikes calling from low trees beside a large dam in early spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

283036
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Patrick Smet 2020-09-28 Dom loop rd, Hwange, Matabeleland North (Zimbabwe) (1100 m) call, sex uncertain -

More audio and video from this bird are available

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

594753
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Bernard BOUSQUET 2018-06-14 Babati, Manyara Region, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

439441
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Gabriel A. Jamie 2014-04-10 Kruger NP, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (280 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

237784
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Lynette Rudman 2015-09-18 Borakalalo, North West, Northwest Province (South Africa) (1000 m) call -

A group of birds sitting on trees near a large dam in early spring in very dry vegetation.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

283037
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus melanoleucus Bram Piot 20-10-2007 Zaagkuildrift, NW Province, Limpopo Province (South Africa) (1200 m) Call (A) - Family party contact calls. Syn. Corvinella melanoleuca 18899
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Meena Haribal 2019-10-26 Xaxaba, Ngamiland East, North-West District, North-West (incl. Chobe) (Botswana) (950 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

613433
xeno-canto.org
Magpie Shrike - Urolestes melanoleucus Pamela C. Rasmussen 3 Jan 2011 Botswana: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (-22.244, 26.721) , Botswana (Botswana) (1250 m) calls - quality: good 11909
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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