IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Given the geographic and temporal elusiveness of the São Tomé fiscal, it is no surprise that very little is known about this species. Nonetheless, shrikes in general are renowned for their aggressive predatory behaviour (4) (6). For instance, a number of shrike species, including the common fiscal, impale their prey on thorns for later consumption. Most species within this family feed on insects but some are known to also take small birds, lizards and rodents (3) (4).

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