Birds of the World

Laniidae : Shrikes

Southern Grey Shrike

Lanius meridionalis

Colmanar, Spain - May 2005

Formerly considered to be a race of Great Grey Shrike, Southern Grey Shrike has only recently been given full species status. In Europe it is found only in southwest France and the Iberian penisula where it is relatively common with a population of around 300,000 pairs.