Grey grey shrike, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Great grey shrike (2020)

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Grey grey shrike, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Contrary to what its name suggests, the great grey shrike is quite a small and very cute bird. Don’t be fooled by its appearance, though; this bird is absolutely callous, aggressive and even violent. It beats his prey to death with his bill and impales the ‘leftovers’ on bushes.