Some pictures of the red-backed shrike

The red backed shrike is a bird that suffers under the cultivated agriculture we have here in Austria, and you can usually find it in places where nature is still intact or on the edge of landscapes where two different habitats meet each other. The red-backed shrike usually nests in places where there are bushes and shrubs with thorns. It kills its prey (small insects) and stores them on thorns of bushes for later use. It is a migrating bird that is only here in Europe during the warmer time of the year (spring, summer, autumn) and travels to Africa during the winter time.

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red-backed shrike sitting on top of a branch. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600 mm Lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/2000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time10:41 am
ISO1000

The red-backed shrike was a bird that had a very sharp decline in population in the 90is but the last 20 years it's population is again stabilizing here in Middle Europe. I am always very happy when I see one of there's birds here in Austria, and I think the male is a little more beautiful since it has a bit more color variation than the female.

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Male red-backed shrike flying away. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600 mm Lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/2000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time10:41 am
ISO1000

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Sitting on top of a branch. Picture: Florian Glechner.

Camera usedNikon D500
Lens usedSigma 150-600 mm Lens
Filter usednone
Exposure Time1/2000 Seconds
Aperture usedF6.3
Focal Length600 mm
Time10:41 am
ISO1000
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