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loggerhead shrike

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.]
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log′gerhead shrike′

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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San Clemente Island (SCI), California, is currently occupied by two nonnative rodent species--the black rat and the house mouse (Mus musculus)--as well as two endemic songbirds listed by the United States Endangered Species Act--the endangered San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi) and threatened San Clemente Bell's sparrow (Artemisiospiza belli clementae; 42 Federal Register 40682, 11 August 1977; U.S.
Crested caracara (Carneara cheriway) kleptoparasitism on loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Two isolates were collected from house sparrows (Passer domesticus) in 2010 and 2011, and 12 isolates were obtained from WNV-positive birds in 2012: 10 from blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) and 1 each from a loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) and a house sparrow.
Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus) GIS Analysis of Population Decline across Arkansas.
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Thirty species of shrike are found in the world, but just two species.--the loggerhead (Lanius ludovicianus) and the northern shrike (Lanius excubitor)--occur in North America and New York State.
swainsoni), burrowing owl (Speotyto cunicularia) long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus), sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli), grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), black-throated sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) and longerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus).
alnorum 0.27 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 0.27 Green Heron Butorides virescens 0.18 Gray Partridge Perdix perdix 0.18 Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon 0.18 Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons 0.18 Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus 0.18 Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 0.18 White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis 0.18 Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina 0.18 Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus 0.09 Sora Porzana carolina 0.09 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanos 0.09 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris 0.09 Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens 0.09 Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe 0.09 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus 0.09 Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia 0.09 Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus 0.09
Declines in Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) populations may be partly due to loss of foraging habitat.
caerulea 5(1.53) 2(0.57) 24 -- Mimus polyglottos 1(0.30) 5(1.44) 25 -- Toxostoma curvirsotre 6(1.84) 12(3.45) 26 -- Lanius ludovicianus 2(0.61) 3(0.86) 27 -- Vireo bellii 1(0.30) 5(1.44) 28 -- Dendroica coronata -- 3(0.86) 29 -- D.