loggerhead shrike(redirected from Lanius ludovicianus)
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A predatory North American songbird (Lanius ludovicianus) having gray, black, and white plumage, a black facial mask, and a hooked beak.
[From its large head.]
a North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask.
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|Noun||1.||loggerhead shrike - a common shrike of southeastern United States having black bands around the eyes|
shrike - any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals