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Loggerhead Shrike

Lanius ludovicianus

Description:

Black, gray, and white small bird. Slightly resembles a Northern Mockingbird. Known as the "Butcher Bird" due the fact that it will captures its prey and often impale them on barb wire.

Habitat:

These birds were observed at a County Park along the ICW leading to the Gulf of Mexico. The area was a typical FL beach area with parking and swimmers.


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2 Comments

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

I'm sure they don't mind the sign.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 4 years ago

I love these guys. But, let me just say...had it been a couple of Kingfishers, priceless.

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.15, Long: -82.81

Spotted on Feb 26, 2014
Submitted on Feb 16, 2015

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