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Eurocephalus anguitimens (Southern White-crowned Shrike)

Wikipedia Abstract

The southern white-crowned shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savannah. Like the closely related northern white-crowned shrike this species is highly sociable and will form small, tightly-knit groups engaged in cooperative breeding. Members of the group join in building a brooding nest, take turns in sitting on the eggs and assist in the feeding of nestlings.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.873
EDGE Score: 2.69955


Adult Weight [1]  69 grams
Birth Weight [2]  6.1 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  80 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [5]  4
Incubation [4]  20 days
Mating Display [2]  Non-acrobatic aerial display


Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Commiphora schimperi[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Wilhelma Zoo


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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