loggerhead shrike

noun
a common, North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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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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