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The red-tailed shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) belongs to the family Laniidae under the order Passeriformes.

Red-tailed shrike taxonomy

The family Laniidae comprises thirty-one species in four genera, viz., Eurocephalus, Corvinella, Urolestes and Lanius.

The family Laniidae was first described by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), a zoologist, botanist, writer and polyglot, in the year 1815.

The genus Lanius was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758. The genus Lanius contains thirty extant species, including species Lanius phoenicuroides.

The species Lanius phoenicuroides was first described (as Otomela phoenicuroides) by Herman Schalow (17 January 1852 in Berlin – 9 December 1925), a German ornithologist, in the year 1875.

The species Lanius phoenicuroides is monotypic. It was formerly considered conspecific with Lanius isabellinus and Lanius collurio.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Lanius phoenicuroides
Species:L. phoenicuroides
Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides
1.Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides
Photo by Jrrobinantony

Lanius phoenicuroides
2.Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides
Photo by Peter Steward

Lanius phoenicuroides
3.Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides
Photo by Sergey Yeliseev

Lanius phoenicuroides
4.Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides
Photo by Sergey Yeliseev

Lanius phoenicuroides
5.Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides
Photo by theswallow1965

Lanius phoenicuroides - juvenile
6.Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides - juvenile
Photo by T. R. Shankar Raman

Lanius phoenicuroides
7.Red-tailed shrike - Lanius phoenicuroides - eggs
Photo by Didier Descouens
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1.Red-tailed shrike photo source: (cropped)
Author: Jrrobinantony | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/25/18
2.Source: (cropped)
Author: Peter Steward | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 5/25/18
Author: Sergey Yeliseev | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 5/25/18
4.Photo source:
Author: Sergey Yeliseev | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 5/25/18
5.Photo source:
Author: theswallow1965 | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 5/25/18
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: T. R. Shankar Raman | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/25/18
7.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/25/18
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