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16 don't-miss animal photos from July

By: Catie Leary on July 30, 2012, 6:11 p.m.
An adult male red backed shrike clings to the limbs of a plant on July 21 at Lake Farm Country Park in Hayes, England.

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A rare shrike

An adult male red backed shrike clings to a plant on July 21 at Lake Farm Country Park in Hayes, England.

Comparable in size to a starling, the red backed shrike is a rarely seen bird that visits the British Isles on its migratory route.