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Noun1.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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A la fecha no se habia registrado cleptoparasitismo del caracara sobre aves paseriformes terrestres pequenas, ni en particular sobre el verdugo Lanius ludovocianus (Familia Laniidae, peso 45 g).
The wetland habitat types are essential for three especially valuable EU species: - The violet copper (Lycaena helle), a small butterfly, found in Luxemburg only in the wetlands of Eisleck, the populations being rather small and existing only in isolated locations; - The whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), a migrating bird of the family of the Muscicapidae; and - The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) a carnivorous passerine, or perching, bird species of the shrike family Laniidae.