loggerhead shrike

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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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Montrose beach and the Magic Hedge hosted barn owl, little gull, least tern, red knot, loggerhead shrike, Bell's vireo and yellow-headed blackbird.
From birds of paradise in the rainforests to demoiselle crane's in the mountains you can also learn about the gilded flicker, a large woodpecker who nests in cactus plants, a loggerhead shrike which uses sharp fences to net its prey on the prairie.
Other species in decline include American Kestrels, our smallest falcon, and the Loggerhead Shrike, a predatory songbird that impales its prey on thorns.
Applicants can rest assured that this site has long-term viability that will allow them to fully mitigate their impacts." Black Mountain's location benefits a number of protected species, including desert tortoise, Mohave ground squirrel, American badger, desert kit fox, loggerhead shrike and Le Conte's thrasher, as well as waters of the state of California.
Regarding Clell Ballard's article about barbed wire (Farm Collector, December 2017), where he described seeing a bumblebee impaled on a barbed wire fence: I found a description of the loggerhead shrike bird.
He became a distinguished moose and habitat biologist and a loggerhead shrike expert.
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.
Despite the weekly explosions that rock this Navy-owned island off the Southern California coast, the San Clemente Island loggerhead shrike has been rebounding from the brink of extinction, even on the military's only ship-to-shore bombardment range.
Within the Sandstone Prairies BUL and the Southeast Prairies BUL, four species of grassland birds are identified by the NNLP as Tier I species (species that are at-risk both globally or nationally and at risk of being extirpated from the State of Nebraska; greater prairie-chicken, loggerhead shrike, Bells's vireo, and Henslow's sparrow).
These birds have earned the unfortunate distinction of a spot on Audubon's list: American Bittern, Black-throated Sparrow, Boreal Chickadee, Common Grackle, Common Tern, Eastern Meadowlark, Evening Grosbeak, Field Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Greater Scaup, Horned Lark, Lark Sparrow, Little Blue Heron, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Bobwhite, Northern Pintail, Ruffed Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird, Snow Bunting and Whip-poor-will.