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Magpie Shrike

Urolestes melanoleucus


  • South Africa


  • Grasslands


  • Insects
  • Fruit

Groups of these shrikes will form a breeding pair that is monogamous while the rest of the group works to help raise the young.

Magpie shrikes use several hunting techniques to capture their prey of insects and reptiles. Mainly hunting from the ground, this species will flush its prey into the open to catch, or it will perch and dive on prey much like a hawk would.

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