Arabian Grey Shrike (UAE)
Scientific Name 
Lanius m. aucheri
Arabic Name 
الصرد الرمادي العربي
25.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. A resident of the Arabian hinterland only recently recorded in Kuwait. Careful observation is needed to distinguish it from the more common Mauryan Shrike.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 3 records from Kuwait with the most recent seen in April 2013 at Jahra East Outfall
In the world 
Research is ongoing on the Grey Shrike taxa. The geographic range of race Lanius meridionalis aucheri is from the coast of Red Sea to s Iran and Arabian Peninsula and is sometimes split as a separate species. It generally has darker underparts than Mauryan Grey Shrike
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting and pesticides