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Swallow shrike
Shrike Shrike, n. [Akin to Icel. skr[=i]kja a shrieker, the shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[=i]c a thrush. See Shriek, v. i.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family Laniid[ae], having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip. Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray shrike (Lanius excubitor), the great northern shrike (L. borealis), and several others, kill mice, small birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on that account called also butcher birds. See under Butcher. Note: The ant shrikes, or bush shrikes, are clamatorial birds of the family Formicarid[ae]. The cuckoo shrikes of the East Indies and Australia are Oscines of the family Campephagid[ae]. The drongo shrikes of the same regions belong to the related family Dicrurid[ae]. See Drongo. Crow shrike. See under Crow. Shrike thrush. (a) Any one of several species of Asiatic timaline birds of the genera Thamnocataphus, Gampsorhynchus, and allies. (b) Any one of several species of shrikelike Australian singing birds of the genus Colluricincla. Shrike tit. (a) Any one of several Australian birds of the genus Falcunculus, having a strong toothed bill and sharp claws. They creep over the bark of trees, like titmice, in search of insects. (b) Any one of several species of small Asiatic birds belonging to Allotrius, Pteruthius, Cutia, Leioptila, and allied genera, related to the true tits. Called also hill tit. Swallow shrike. See under Swallow.
Swallow shrike
Swallow Swal"low, n. [OE. swalowe, AS. swalewe, swealwe; akin to D. zwaluw, OHG. swalawa, G. schwalbe, Icel. & Sw. svala, Dan. svale.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinid[ae], especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight. Note: The most common North American species are the barn swallow (see under Barn), the cliff, or eaves, swallow (see under Cliff), the white-bellied, or tree, swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), and the bank swallow (see under Bank). The common European swallow (Chelidon rustica), and the window swallow, or martin (Chelidon urbica), are familiar species. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift. 3. (Naut.) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. Swallow plover (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of fork-tailed ploverlike birds of the genus Glareola, as G. orientalis of India; a pratincole. Swallow shrike (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic birds of the family Artamiid[ae], allied to the shrikes but similar to swallows in appearance and habits. The ashy swallow shrike (Artamus fuscus) is common in India. Swallow warbler (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of East Indian and Australian singing birds of the genus Dic[ae]um. They are allied to the honeysuckers.

Meaning of Swallow shrike from wikipedia

- The ashy woodswallow (Artamus fuscus) sometimes also called the ashy swallow-shrike is a woodswallow which is found in south Asia. Like other woodswallows...
- The great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae). It forms a superspecies with its parapatric southern...
- fisher, Golden backed threetoed wood ****, Scarlet minivet, Ashy swallow shrike, Paradise fly catcher, Magpie robin, Tailor bird, Purple sunbird, White-rumped...
- woodswallow, ashy swallow-shrike (Artamus fuscus) சாம்பல் தன்கைவிலான் Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) தகைவிலான் Wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii) கம்பிவால்...
- bodies on thorns. A shrike's beak is hooked, like that of a typical bird of prey. Loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovici**** (B) Northern shrike, Lanius borealis...
- thorns. A shrike's beak is hooked, like that of a typical bird of prey. One species of shrike has been recorded in Georgia. Loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovici****...
- bodies on thorns. A shrike's beak is hooked, like that of a typical bird of prey. Loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovici**** Northern shrike, Lanius borealis...
- bodies on thorns. A shrike's beak is hooked, like that of a typical bird of prey. Loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovici**** Northern shrike, Lanius borealis...
- Bank swallow, Riparia riparia Tree swallow, Tachycineta bicolor Violet-green swallow, Tachycineta thal****ina (R) Northern rough-winged swallow, Stelgidopteryx...
- rough-winged swallow Mangrove swallow White-winged swallow Tree swallow White-rumped swallow Chilean swallow Tumbes swallow Violet-green swallow Great shrike-tyrant...
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