Common Fiscal Shrike Birding Video

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The Common Fiscal Shrike, also known as Jackie Hangman or the Butcher bird because of its tendency to catch prey and hang it on wire fences as a storehouse.

This was another bird I filmed on the outskirts of Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.


The Fiscal Shrike is 21-23cm long and weighs between 25g and 50g.


Birders can sometimes confuse the bird with the Fiscal Flycatcher, but the Shrike’s tail is longer and has white edging down the sides.

Scientific Name

Lanius collaris


Conservation Status

Least Concern


Common Fiscal Shrike on
Common Fiscal Shrike on

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