Lesser Grey Shrike, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa

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Lesser grey shrikeIts breeding grounds stretch across Eurasia, from Spain to Siberia and north-west China. The bulk of the population stay in southern Africa for the non-breeding season, when it is fairly common in Botswana, Namibia, Limpopo Province, Gauteng, North-West Province and the Northern Cape, with scattered populations in Zimbabwe. It generally favours open habitats with scattered trees, especially Acacia savanna but also stunted mopane woodland as well as mixed cluster-leaf (Terminalia) and apple-leaf (Philenoptera) woodland in the Kalahari.

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