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loggerhead shrike

noun
1.
a common, North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask.
Origin of loggerhead shrike
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15
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  • Their nesting habits and eggs are in every respect like those of the loggerhead shrike.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • A loggerhead shrike suddenly appeared on the scene, and made an assault on the flycatcher.

    Our Bird Comrades

    Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • The loggerhead shrike is one of our most beautiful birds, clear blue-gray above, and snowy white below.

    Upon The Tree-Tops Olive Thorne Miller

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