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
Indiscriminate shooting and pesticides