family Laniidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Laniidae - shrikes
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Oscines, Passeres, suborder Oscines, suborder Passeres - two names for the suborder of typical songbirds
shrike - any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals
genus Lanius, Lanius - type genus of the Laniidae: typical shrikes
Malaconotinae, subfamily Malaconotinae - an African bush shrikes
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verticalis Say, western I R kingbird Family Laniidae (shrikes) Lanius excubitor Linnaeus, N R northern shrike L.