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loggerhead shrike

noun
1.
a common, North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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Examples from the web for loggerhead shrike
  • Northern mockingbirds, blue grosbeaks and loggerhead shrike nest nearby.
  • loggerhead shrike is better managed for in the southern and northern parts than in the central part of this division.
  • The loggerhead shrike, though a predatory bird, has weak feet and is unable to hold struggling prey in its grasp.
  • Other species closely tied to sagebrush occurrence include loggerhead shrike and sage thrashers.

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