Giant grey shrike

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Giant grey shrike
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae
Genus: Lanius
L. sphenocercus
Binomial name
Lanius sphenocercus
Pzewalski, 1887
Lanius sphenocercus & Lanius giganteus distr.png
Native range in dark yellow and dark orange, rest of range belongs to L. sphenocercus

The giant grey shrike (Lanius giganteus) is a species of bird in the family Laniidae. It is found in China. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Chinese grey shrike (Lanius sphenocercus), but was split as a distinct species by the IOC in 2021.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Lanius giganteus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-06-13.