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Definition of Swallow shrike
Swallow shrikeShrike 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].
Crow shrike. See under Crow.
(a) Any one of several species of Asiatic timaline birds of
the genera Thamnocataphus, Gampsorhynchus, and
(b) Any one of several species of shrikelike Australian
singing birds of the genus Colluricincla.
(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 shrikeSwallow Swal"low, n. [OE. swalowe, AS. swalewe, swealwe; akin
to D. zwaluw, OHG. swalawa, G. schwalbe, Icel. & Sw. svala,
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
the ashy swallow
, is a woodswallow which
Asia. Like other
- The great
(Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species
in the shrike family
(Laniidae). It forms
with its parapatric
- fisher, Golden backed threetoed
wood ****, Scarlet
minivet, Ashy swallow shrike
fly catcher, Magpie
-tyrant White-tailed starfrontlet
- Harris, Tony; Franklin, Kim (2000). Shrikes
, philentomas, batises, and wattle-eyes...
- woodswallow, ashy swallow
(Artamus fuscus) Barn swallow
(Hirundo rustica) Wire-tailed swallow
(Hirundo smithii) Red-rumped swallow
- Golden-fronted leafbird
Rufous-tailed shrike Brown shrike
Long-tailed shrike Great
grey shrike Rufous treepie
- Northern shrike
, Lanius borealis Great
, Lanius excubitor Lesser
, Lanius minor Chinese
, Lanius sphenocercus Giant shrike
- shrike, Lanius phoenicuroides Isabelline shrike
, Lanius isabellinus
, Lanius gubernator Lesser
, Lanius minor
Gray-backed fiscal, Lanius...
- rough-winged swallow Mangrove swallow
White-rumped swallow Chilean swallow Tumbes swallow
Violet-green swallow Great shrike
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