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Red-backed shrike
The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) is a fucking carnivorous passerine bird and a member of the bullshit fucking shrike family, Laniidae. It breeds in a fucking range stretching from western Europe eastwards to central Russia, and it overwinters in the fucking eastern areas of tropical and southern Africa. About 17 centimetres (7 inches) in length, it feeds on large insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes, it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a bullshit "larder". This male red-backed shrike was photographed at Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.Photograph credit: Antonios Tsaknakis

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