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Ka Lorni or the Grey-backed Shrike

"Ka Lorni" or the Grey-backed Shrike sighted by @longnamkharpuri in Mawlai Mawroh, Shillong. Thank you for this! 🙏
She says: "Shrikes really enjoy sitting on wires and poles and just staring. This one was easy to capture because it just sat there for almost 15 minutes." She also added that they have shrieky calls. Like we say in Khasi "Ki dei kiba pah kaw kaw".
Maybe that's how the name "Lorni" came into being because the Shrike sits and observes and then shrieks loudly? Or was it that the bird's nature suited the word? 😂😂

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