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Long-tailed Shrike or Rufous-backed Shrike (Lanius schach)
This medium sized bird with sharp looking face, is found throughout the Indomalayan Ecozone! Anytime I see these birds here in IITG, they are always looking down upon something or have their gaze on distant far place.. as if they are the silent vigilantes of their community. On deeper inspection, I found two races of these Shrikes live here! Both the erythronotus posted below and the tricolor, better known as the Himalayan race.
1. Grey head
2. Black eye band
3. Rufous colored back extending up-to sides of white underparts
4. Sharp hooked black beak
5. Black legs