Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. A long-tailed, slender bird. Darker gray on top, paler gray on the underside. In flight, white outer tail feathers and large white wing patches are distinctive.
Habitat: Grassland, Residential, Oak/Chaparral, Pinyon/Juniper
Time of year: Year-round
Relative Abundance: Fairly common in preferred habitat
Behavior: A prolific singer and a frequent mimic. During breeding season when there is a full moon they will sing all night long! Very aggressive and territorial during breeding season—they will chase anything that comes too close to their nest.
Diet: Berries, fruit, insects
Similar species: Loggerhead Shrike
Best Sites: Fain Lake Park, Prescott Country Club (Dewey)