BLACK-HEADED SHRIKE

BLACK-HEADED or Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach) (See images below)
This little bird is common in Asia, but is considered a ‘vagrant’ in Japan. In this context the word ‘vagrant’ means that the bird is way outside its usual range.

A black-headed or long-tailed shrike seen at the Shoseien Garden in Kyoto, Japan.
A black-headed or long-tailed shrike seen at the Shoseien Garden in Kyoto, Japan.
Black-headed or long-tailed shrike. Shoseien Garden, Kyoto, Japan
Black-headed or long-tailed shrike. Shoseien Garden, Kyoto, Japan

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