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|Noun||1.||family 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