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butcher birds
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.

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- family Artamidae. (Despite the name of the Australian magpie, this family of birds is not closely related to European magpies, which are members of the family...
- Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher", and some shrikes are also known as "butcher birds" because of their feeding habits. The specific...
- birds share Focke-Wulf Fw 190, a German fighter aircraft of World War II nicknamed "Butcher-bird" Butcher Bird, a 1993 novel by Dean Ing Butcher Bird...
- Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher", and some shrikes are also known as "butcher birds" because of their feeding habits. The common...
- Bird Study. 65 (1): 114–122. Bibcode:2018BirdS..65..114C. doi:10.1080/00063657.2017.1420751. S2CID 90067582. Cornwall, EM (1903). "Black butcher-bird"...
- volume of his A Natural History of Uncommon Birds. He used the English name "The Crested Red, or Russit Butcher-Bird". Edwards based his hand-coloured etching...
- maintenance made it a true fighter, earning it the nickname Würger – Butcher Bird." On all versions of the Fw 190A a wire cable was attached to the middle...
- Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher", and some shrikes are also known as "butcher birds" because of their feeding habits. The specific...
- most of southern Africa. It is also sometimes named jackie hangman or butcher bird due to its habit of impaling its prey on acacia thorns to store the food...
- Stan Butcher (Parlophone, 1962) Stan Butcher - His Birds & Br****, (Columbia, 1966) Sayin 'Somethin' Stupid and Other Things, Stan Butcher & His Birds and...