Long-tailed fiscal

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Names and conservation status
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Nairobi National Park
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Nairobi National Park
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Nairobi National Park
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Nairobi National Park

long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park
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Meru National Park
long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park

long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park
long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park
long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park

long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park
long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park
long-tailed fiscal, pie-grièche à longue queue, alcaudon colilargo, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya
Nairobi National Park

The long-tailed fiscal feeds on insects, particularly beetles and grasshoppers, as well as small vertebrates such as lizards, snakes and bird chicks. It occurs as single birds or in small groups and hunts in the typical fashion for a shrike, perched about two metres off the ground where it watches for and then dives onto prey. Prey is usually taken from the ground and sometimes from foliage, but only rarely from the air. The species has been reported to have a mutualistic relationship with red-billed buffalo weavers in Tsavo in Kenya. The long-tailed fiscal benefits from associating with the weavers by snatching grasshoppers and other insects flushed by the foraging weavers, and the weavers benefited from the alarm calls made by the more vigilant fiscals.

 

Source : Wikipedia