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Loggerhead Shrike

Lanius ludovicianus

Description:

From Cornell: 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.

Habitat:

Open areas throughout North America. Saw this guy across the street from the beach.

Notes:

Have been seeing this guy right above where I park every morning for the past week. Didn't know anything about shrikes before so was Sibley's field guide that led me to shrike from where I started...at Mockingbird. But I'm not 100% positive, so would appreciate confirmation or help from those more experienced.

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QuigCrew
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QuigCrew

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 26, 2011

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