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Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans]

Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans] (= Lanius excubitor) Linnaeus, C 1758

The great grey shrike is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae). It forms a superspecies with its parapatric southern relatives, the Iberian grey shrike, the Chinese grey shrike and the American loggerhead shrike. Males and females are similar in plumage, pearly grey above with a black eye-mask and white underparts. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.94

Protonym:
  Lanius excubitor

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727001


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DB2501EEBA3D38AA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DB2501EE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DB2501EE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178511

Geographic range:

  • Lanius excubitor excubitor: W and n Europe to w Siberia
  • Lanius excubitor homeyeri {homeyeri or przewalskii}: Balkan Peninsula to s Ural Mountains and w Siberia
  • Lanius excubitor homeyeri (leucopterus): W Siberia to Yenisey River
  • Lanius meridionalis elegans: N Sahara (Mauritania to Sinai Peninsula and Red Sea)
  • Lanius meridionalis algeriensis: Morocco (n of Atlas Mountains), coastal n Algeria and Tunisia
  • Lanius meridionalis koenigi: Canary Islands
  • Lanius meridionalis [leucopygos or jebelmarrae]: southern Sahara and Sahel from Mauritania to western and central Sudan
  • Lanius meridionalis [aucheri or theresae]: eastern Sudan south to northern Somalia; southern Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Arabian Peninsula east to Iran
  • Lanius meridionalis buryi: Yemen; vagrant to Djibouti and Ethiopia
  • Lanius meridionalis uncinatus: Socotra
  • Lanius meridionalis lahtora: E Pakistan and n India
  • Lanius pallidirostris: breeds from southwestern Russia and northeastern Iran east to southern Mongolia, western China, southeastern Afghanistan, and southwestern Pakistan; partially migratory, south of northeastern Africa (to Sudan, northwestern Somalia), the Arabian Peninsula, and northwestern India
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English:
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans]
French:
Pie-grièche grise ou P.-g. des steppes [incl. elegans]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans] ( Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans] ( Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans] ( Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans] ( Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans] ( Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans] ( Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans] ( Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans])
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Clements, version 2021:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Clements, version 2022:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Clements, version 2018:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Clements, version 2019:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
eBird version 2018:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
eBird version 2019:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
eBird version 2021:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
eBird version 2022:
Great Gray Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Great Grey Shrike ( Lanius excubitor) [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Lanius [excubitor, borealis, meridionalis or pallidirostris]

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Afrikaans: Grootgryslaksman
Arabic: الصرد الرمادي الكبير, صرد رمادي كبير
Asturian: Alcaudón Rial, Picanzu nortiegu
Azerbaijani: Boz alacəhrə, Boz alaçöhrə
Belarusian: Вялікі грычун
Bulgarian: Сива сврачка
Breton: Pig-spern loued
Catalan: Botxí, Botxí septentrional
Catalan (Balears): Botxí septentrional
Valencian: Capsot d'esquena roja
Czech: ťuhýk šedý
Welsh: Cigydd mawr
Danish: Stor Tornskade
German: Raubwürger
Greek: Διπλoκεφαλάς, Διπλοκεφαλάς
English: Great Gray Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Northern or Steppe Grey Shrike [incl. elegans]
English, HBW: Great Grey Shrike
English (IOC): Great Grey Shrike
English (United States): Great Gray Shrike
Esperanto: granda lanio
Spanish: Alcaudón Norteño
Spanish (Spain): Alcaudón norteño
Spanish (HBW): Great Gray Shrike
Spanish (Mexico): Alcaudón Norteño Euroasiático
Estonian: Hallõgija
Basque: Antzandobi handi, Antzandobi handi arrunta, Antzandobi handia aparratar
Persian: سنگ ‌چشم خاکستری بزرگ, سنگ‌چشم خاکستری بزرگ
Finnish: isolepinkäinen
Faroese: Grátyrningur
French: Pie-grièche grise, Pie-grièche grise ou P.-g. des steppes [incl. elegans]
French (Canada): Pie-grièche grise d'Eurasie
Frisian: Toarnekster
Irish: Mórscréachán Liath, Scréachán mór liath
Gaelic: Buidseir, Feoladair Glas
Galician: Picanzo norteño, Picanzo real norteño, Picanzo real setentrional
Manx: Pieannad ghlass
Hebrew: חנקן גדול
Croatian: Veliki svračak
Hungarian: Nagy őrgébics
Armenian: Մոխրագույն Շամփրուկ
Icelandic: Grásvarri
Italian: Averla maggiore
Japanese (romaji): ō mozu
Japanese: オオモズ, ヨーロッパオオモズ
Japanese (Kanji): 大百舌
Georgian: რუხი ღაჟო
Khakas: Пора хуралдай
Kazakh: Үлкен тағанағы
Kazakh (Transliteration): ülken tağanaq
Korean: 초원때까치, 큰재개구마리
Korean (Transliteration): keun-jaegaegumari
Cornish: Kryger los bras, Kyger los bras
Scientific: Lanius [excubitor or pallidirostris, incl. elegans], Lanius excubitor, Lanius excubitor excubitor
Luxembourgish: Grousse groen Neimäerder , Grousse groën Neimäerder
Lithuanian: Plėšrioji medšarkė
Latvian: Lielā čakste
Macedonian: Големо пепелаво (Големо) свраче, големо страче
Mongolian: Yнсэн дунхай, Үнсэн дунхай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠦᠨᠡᠰᠦᠨ ᠲᠣᠩᠬᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠦᠨᠡᠰᠦᠨ ᠲᠣᠩᠬᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хөх чогчиго
Mongolian (Transliteration): khökh chogchig
Marathi: राखी खाटिक
Maltese: Kaċċamendula Griża Prima, Kaċċamendula nordika
Nepali: राजभÇाई
Dutch: Klapekster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Varslar
Norwegian: Varsler
Polish: srokosz
Pinyin: hán-lùr
Portuguese: Picanço-grande, Picanço-real-nortenho
Portuguese (Portugal): picanço-nortenho, Picanço-real
Romansh: Pitgaspina grisch
Rhaeto-Romance: Pitgaspina grisch
Romanian: Sfrâncioc mare
Russian: Серый сорокопут
Scots: Feoladair glas
Northern Sami: Skirri
Slovak: strakoš veľký
Slovenian: veliki srakoper
Albanian: Larashi i madh i përhimë
Serbian: veliki svarčak, Veliki svračak
Swedish: Varfågel
Turkish: Büyük örümcekkuşu
Tuvinian: Саасканзыг ала куш
Ukrainian: Сірий (Великий) сорокопуд, Сорокопуд сірий
Chinese: 灰伯劳, 西方灰伯劳
Chinese (Traditional): 灰伯勞, 西方灰伯勞

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