Backyard Birds

Magpie or African Long-tailed Shrikes



The Magpie Shrikes (Urolestes melanoleucus) – also known as the African Long-tailed Shrike – occur naturally in the following African countries: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. They inhabit dry and moist savannas, as well as subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


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