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Loggerhead Shrike

Lanius ludovicianus


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.


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


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 Mockingbird. But I'm not 100% positive, so would appreciate confirmation or help from those more experienced.

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Florida, USA

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

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