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Loggerhead Shrike

Lanius ludovicianus


"A small gray, black, and white bird of open areas, the Loggerhead Shrike hardly appears to be a predator. But it uses its hooked beak to kill insects, lizards, mice, and birds, and then impales them on thorns to hold them while it rips them apart."


Open woodland

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Thank you James! I've never seen them before. I'm going back to that spot today - there were several flying.

CoastalJHawk 6 years ago

Great spotting! This bird is great to watch. I've got two that are in my area.

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.39, Long: -80.61

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 13, 2012

Spotted for mission

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