The predating warbler, the descendant of the shrike (Lanius). It is the daw-sized bird (the female is more massive than the male up to 20 %), but seems more larger because of long tail. After the extinction of most part of birds of prey at the end of Holocene in ecosystems birds had played in the nature the “second plan” role earlier have started to occupy their place. shrikes among warblers are such predators. Being small and unspecialized concerning preferred catch, they could come through mass extinction and later as the result of adaptive radiation evolve to set of the specialized predatory species.
The singing bird-catcher is the maneuverable forest hunter, and proportions of its body directly indicate it: wings of this bird are short, but the tail is long - it allows to manoeuvre skillfully among branches and to change quickly the direction of flight, pursuing agile catch. Legs are long, having strong claws. Beak is hooked, high at the basis. The singing bird-catcher kills catch (frogs, small birds, less often large insects like beetles and dragonflies) by impact of beak then dexterously picks up by claws and carries away to the nest. Coloring of top of the body of the singing bird-catcher is ochre-red with cross brown speckles. Belly is white with black spots, wings and tail are black, but on edges of tail there are white feathers. Through an eye from the corner of bird’s beak the black strip passes. The female is colored less contrast: at her there are yellow stomach and more grey back that makes hatching bird less appreciable on the nest. The voice of bird includes set of types of various whistles and warbles. The bird is able to simulate voices of some forest birds, using it as the lure in hunting. Monogamous bird, forms pairs for some seasons of nesting, and frequently for all life. Pair of birds supervises the territory of the forest in which center the nest is located. Birds spend a lot of time, strengthening mutual relations. This behavior includes joint eating of catch, accompanying with mutual feeding, grooming of feathers of the partner, singing by duet in out-of-nesting time. In clutch there are 2 eggs, both partners hatch it. Change of birds at the nest is accompanied by the special ritual. Both parents feed nestlings. Nestlings leave from the nest at the age of 3 months, become independent at 5 months. Life expectancy is till 10 years.