loggerhead shrike

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loggerhead shrike

n.
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.]

log′gerhead shrike′


n.
a North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.loggerhead shrike - a common shrike of southeastern United States having black bands around the eyesloggerhead 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
genus Lanius, Lanius - type genus of the Laniidae: typical shrikes
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