|In open cultivated country, preferably with orchard trees and some bare or sandy ground.
Eats large insects, small birds, frogs,
rodents and lizards. It hunts from prominent perches, and impales
corpses on thorns or barbed wire
as a "larder".
The male has black and white plumage and a chestnut crown In the female
and young birds, the upperparts are brown and marked with sinuous or
16 - 18 cms.
Rare but annual visitor to the U.K.
Voice courtesy of Xeno Canto