Liis, I am with you - sometimes nasty names for fascinating birds...
In the English LK article version (Nov 28) I did not recognise the bird by its English name, but in my its "Raubwürger
"- robbing shrike (uuh...). But a bird of prey
of that small size, I really wasn't aware of...fascinating! Regretfully such rare birds I still haven't observed in my surroundings, as we have large fields, less bushes and trees inbetween, so no good place for a diversity of nature. Not to forget that there are only few farmers with huge efficient working machines, and they mostly havn't developed a sense for nature conserving belongings yet. E. g. the skylark
(põldlõoke) has nearly disappeared here due to lack of undisturbed breeding sites. It was a very frequently to hear bird up in the skies, and the dicrease is somehow a big loss.
Back to the small "predators" - within the mouse-likes there are the shrews
(no Wiki article in Estonian!), and some are preferring to catch bigger animals like a toad or a fish. As I recently learnt, it is with the help of a narcotizing poison while biting...
And thanks a lot, that I could find your post about the transcript to the Nov 17 EOÜ lecture with Ülo & Urmas here again! I had seen it somewhere in the forum and soon lost the "overview" once more (