Shrikes

Laniidae

Both representatives of this family of slender-bodied carnivores, with rounded wings and toothed bill, on the Australian mainland list are vagrants. The Brown shrike Lanius cristatus has been recorded on Christmas Island, the first in 1962. A single road-killed specimen of the Tiger Shrike L. tigrinus was found near Fremantle in Western Australia, possibly transported to the region onboard a cargo ship travelling from eastern Asia. Both species occur on Ashmore Reef and CI, and the Tiger Shrike is also recorded from Cocos (Keeling) Island.