Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Lanius. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Lanius excubitor 204532

Taxonomic Split 24858 (Committed on 10-27-2017)

Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor is split into Northern Shrike L. borealis (North America and eastern/central Asia) and Great Gray Shrike L. excubitor (central/western Asia and Europe).
(See comment below with Clements subspecies ranges; note that Clements recognizes only sspp. excubitor, homeyeri, and leucopterus as belonging to Lanius excubitor, and assigns all other subspecies considered L. excubitor by some to L. meridionalis)

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Added by maxkirsch on August 30, 2017 03:39 PM | Committed by maxkirsch on October 27, 2017
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Range descriptions from Clements:
Great Gray Shrike, Lanius excubitor
*L. e. excubitor: W and n Europe to w Siberia
*L. e. homeyeri: Balkan Peninsula to s Ural Mountains and w Siberia
*L. e. leucopterus: W Siberia to Yenisey River

Northern Shrike, Lanius borealis
*L. b. sibiricus: E Siberia to n Mongolia and Kamchatka Peninsula
*L. b. bianchii: Sakhalin and s Kuril Islands (n Japan)
*L. b. mollis: Russian Altai and nw Mongolia
*L. b. funereus: W China (Tien Shan Mountains)
*L. b. borealis: breeds Alaska and northern Canada, south to extreme northern British Columbia and Alberta, northern Ontario, and Quebec; winters southern Canada and northern United States.

And for reference:
Southern Gray Shrike, L. meridionalis
*L. m. meridionalis: Iberian Peninsula and s France; > to nw Africa
*L. m. koenigi: Canary Islands
*L. m. algeriensis: Morocco (n of Atlas Mountains), coastal n Algeria and Tunisia
*L. m. elegans: N Sahara (Mauritania to Sinai Peninsula and Red Sea)
*L. m. leucopygos: S Sahara (Mali to Nile River valley of the Sudan)
*L. m. aucheri: W coast of Red Sea to s Iran and Arabian Peninsula
*L. m. theresae: Galilee hills of n Israel and s Lebanon
*L. m. buryi: Yemen; vagrant to Djibouti and Ethiopia
*L. m. uncinatus: Socotra
*L. m. jebelmarrae: W Sudan (Darfur)
*L. m. lahtora: E Pakistan and n India
*L. m. pallidirostris: Iran to arid steppes of w China (Xinjiang, Gansu and Ningsia)

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