Wildlife in Italy: Red-headed Lanius senator Linnaeus, 1758

Wildlife in Italy: Red-headed Lanius senator Linnaeus, 1758

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Systematic classification and distribution

Class: Birds
Order: Passeriformi
Family: Laniidi
Kind: Lanius
Species: L. senator Linnaeus, 1758

In our country, it is widespread in most of the central and southern regions, rarer in the north: in peninsular Italy nests the nominal subspecies senator senator , while the subspecies is found in the Tyrrhenian islands Lanius s. badius . Regular migrant - the wintering quarters are located in sub-Saharan Africa, north of the equator - the Red-headed herd nests from sea level up to 1,000 meters above sea level.

Laverla capirossa has 4 known subspecies:
- Lanius senator badius
- Lanius senator niloticus
- Lanius senator rutilans
- Lanius senator senator

Have it redhead - Lanius senator
(Lanius senator01 new by Lanius_senator01.jpg: chausinhoderivative work: Bogbumper (talk) - Lanius_senator01.jpg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons - media / files: Lanius_senator01_new.jpg)

Have it redhead - Lanius senator (photo Lior Kislev)

Red-headed Averla eggs - Lanius senator
(Lanius senator MHNT.ZOO.2010.11.214. Jebsheim Haut Rhin by Didier Descouens - Own work. With CC BY-SA 4.0 license via Wikimedia Commons - 2010.11.214._Jebsheim_Haut_Rhin.jpg # / media / files: Lanius_senator_MHNT.ZOO.2010.11.214._Jebsheim_Haut_Rhin.jpg)

Distinctive characters

Length: 18-19 cm
Wingspan: 29-32 cm
Average weight: 38 grams

He distinguishes himself from the others having them adult for his reddish head, then he has a black mask, chest, belly and hips of light color, almost white, black wings with white wing mirror, black helmsman, with some white pen.


The nest is built in the thicket of large bushes or trees. Strictly solitary species. To hunt, it uses perches not too high from the ground, from which it launches to catch insects, sometimes even on the fly. Due to the peculiar eating habits, the species prefers semi-open environments, in flat areas or on a moderate slope, with the presence of trees of good height but distant, or old orchards and sparse woods, used for grazing cattle. The nesting phase begins in May and ends in June: in general, couples complete only one brood per year.

Video: Woodchat Shrike at Marazion Marsh - Rare Bird in Cornwall (May 2022).


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