Woodchat Shrike
Lanius* senator
(L 6.7-7.4")
Breeds in southern Europe, the
Middle East and northwest Africa,
and winters in tropical Africa.
Kresna Gorge
Bulgaria
15May2015
*Lanio means butcher.
Drogoman Marsh
Bulgaria
10May2015
The shrike is a predatory song-
bird, not unlike a small falcon,
although without talons.
(Genevieve Manset)