A Guide to the Shrikes of the World
Yale University Press, 9780300073362, 192pp.
Publication Date: September 23, 1997
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Shrikes are found throughout most of the Palearctic region and North America. The smallest member of the family, Emin’s Shrike, lives in central Africa and is about the size of a house finch or greenfinch. The populations of many shrike species—including the Great Grey Shrike, the Lesser Grey Shrike, the Woodchat Shrike, and the Red-backed Shrike in Europe and the Loggerhead Shrike in North America—have declined alarmingly, in large part due to changing farming methods. To conserve their numbers, all are now legally protected. This thorough book discusses terminology, classification, the general biology of shrikes, and conservation issues. Its baseline data on the shrikes of the world will provide a solid foundation for all future work on the species.