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Northern Shrike

Lanius borealis Vieillot, LJP 1808

The northern shrike is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae) native to North America and Siberia. Long considered a subspecies of the great grey shrike, it was classified as a distinct species in 2017. Six subspecies are recognised. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Laniidae
Genus:
   Lanius
Scientific:
  Lanius borealis


Original description

Citation:
  Vieillot, LJP 1808

Reference:
   Hist. Nat. Ois. Amér. Septentr. 1(1807) p.80 pl.50

Protonym:
  Lanius borealis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47004229


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  76158864558E850E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-76158864

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/76158864


Taxonomic 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)
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English:
Northern Shrike
Catalan:
Botxí boreal
Czech:
ťuhýk severní
Danish:
Nordlig Tornskade
German:
Taigaraubwürger
Spanish:
Alcaudón boreal
Spanish (Spain):
Alcaudón boreal
Finnish:
taigaisolepinkäinen
French:
Pie-grièche boréale
Croatian:
ljuskastotrbi svračak
Icelandic:
Silfursvarri
Italian:
Averla boreale
Japanese (romaji):
oomozu
Japanese:
オオモズ
Lithuanian:
Šiaurės Amerikos plėšrioji medšarkė
Dutch:
Noordelijke Klapekster
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Borealvarslar
Norwegian:
borealvarsler
Polish:
srokosz północny
Portuguese:
Picanço-boreal
Russian:
Северный сорокопут
Slovak:
strakoš severský
Serbian:
Severni veliki svračak
Swedish:
beringvarfågel
Ukrainian:
сорокопуд північний
Chinese:
灰伯劳
Chinese (Traditional):
灰伯劳


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis)
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Clements, version 2021:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Clements, version 2017:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Clements, version 2019:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
eBird version 2017:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
eBird version 2019:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
eBird version 2021:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
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 (03/07/2017):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Northern Grey Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Northern Shrike ( Lanius borealis) [version 3]

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

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Azerbaijani: şimal alaçöhrəsi
Belarusian: Паўночны грычун
Bulgarian: Американска сива сврачка
Catalan: Botxí boreal
Cree: ooeetego piesees
Cree, Plains: ooeetego piesees
Czech: ťuhýk severní
Danish: Amerikansk Tornskade, Boreal-tornskade, Nordlig Tornskade
German: Taigaraubwürger
English: Northern butcher bird, Northern Grey Shrike, Northern Shrike, Northern Shrike [Northern]
English, HBW: Northern Grey Shrike
English (IOC): Northern Shrike
English (United States): Northern Shrike
Esperanto: Norda granda lanio
Spanish: Alcaudón boreal
Spanish (Spain): Alcaudón boreal
Inupiatun, North Alaskan: iraiyaruuq
Spanish (Mexico): Alcaudón Norteño, Alcaudón Norteño Americano
Estonian: viir-hallõgija
Finnish: taigaisolepinkäinen
French: Pie-grièche boréale, Pie-grièche grise [du Nord]
Frisian: Noardlike toarnekster
Irish: Scréachán tuaisceartach
Gaelic: Buidseir tuath
Galician: Picanzo boreal
Manx: Pieannad ghlass hwoaie
Hebrew: חנקן צפוני
Croatian: Kanadski svračak, ljuskastotrbi svračak
Icelandic: Silfursvarri
Italian: Averla boreale, Averla settentrionale
Japanese (romaji): oomozu
Japanese: オオモズ
Korean: 재때까치
Kirghiz: түндүк борбаш
Scientific: Lanius borealis, Lanius borealis borealis, Lanius excubitor [borealis, mollis, sibiricus, bianchi, funereus], Lanius excubitor borealis, Lanius septentrionalis
Lithuanian: Šiaurės Amerikos plėšrioji medšarkė, Šiaurinė medšarkė
Latvian: Ziemeļu čakste
Mongolian: Умардын дунхай
Dutch: Amerikaanse Klapekster, Noordelijke Klapekster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Borealvarslar
Norwegian: borealvarsler
Polish: srokosz północny
Portuguese: Picanço-boreal
Portuguese (Portugal): picanço-boreal, Picanço-real-americano
Rhaeto-Romance: Pitgaspina boreal
Romanian: Sfrâncioc nordic
Russian: Северный сорокопут
Northern Sami: Taigaskirri
Slovak: strakoš severský
Slovenian: Severni veliki srakoper
Serbian: Severni veliki svračak
Swedish: beringvarfågel, nordlig varfågel
Turkish: Boreal örümcekkuşu, Tayga örümcekkuşu
Ukrainian: сорокопуд північний
Chinese: 灰伯劳
Chinese (Traditional): 灰伯劳

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