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Loggerhead shrike

Lanius ludovicianus


These small birds are easily recognized by the bold black bands on their head and wing margins. The top of the head, back, and wings are grey while the underparts are white. Pic 3 is a cropped image to show the hook at the end of its beak, called a tomial tooth, and is used to tear into prey. Read more about their diet and behaviors in the reference.


Spotted perched on a cable/guy line near the McAllen Nature Center. There are several habitats nearby including broken forest, low/thorn shrub, open meadow, and wetland.

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McAllen, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 11, 2020
Submitted on Dec 27, 2020

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