Long-tailed Shrike (5)
adult, winter
Taiwan had many species of shrike and this is a common and large one (up to 25 cm).
the upper beak had a hook at its end. Like other shrikes and flycatcher, it flies from a pole or a tree branch that is over-looking an open field, and back to the original spot. This makes the photography easy. This bird is cold-killer and the photo just showed a catch of a large grasshopper.
Nov 4 2015

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