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Any of various carnivorous songbirds of the family Laniidae, having a screeching call and a strong hooked bill and often impaling its prey on sharp-pointed thorns or barbs of wire fencing.
[Probably from Middle English *shrik, from Old English scrīc, thrush.]
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1. (Animals) Also called: butcherbird any songbird of the chiefly Old World family Laniidae, having a heavy hooked bill and feeding on smaller animals which they sometimes impale on thorns, barbed wire, etc. See also bush shrike1
2. (Animals) any of various similar but unrelated birds, such as the cuckoo shrikes
3. (Animals) shrike thrush shrike tit another name for thickhead2
[Old English scrīc thrush; related to Middle Dutch schrīk corncrake; see screech1, shriek]
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any of various songbirds of the family Laniidae, mainly of the Old World, having a sharply hooked bill and feeding on large insects or small vertebrates: some species impale their prey on thorns or barbed wire.
[1535–45; perhaps continuing Old English scrīc thrush]
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|Noun||1.||shrike - any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals|
butcherbird - shrikes that impale their prey on thorns
Lanius lucovicianus, loggerhead shrike - a common shrike of southeastern United States having black bands around the eyes
Lanius ludovicianus migrans, migrant shrike - a shrike of central North America; winters in Texas and the southern Mississippi valley
bush shrike - an African shrike
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shrike[ʃraɪk] N → alcaudón m
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n → Würger m
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