loggerhead shrike

  1. a common, North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask.

Origin of loggerhead shrike

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

Words Nearby loggerhead shrike

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How to use loggerhead shrike in a sentence

  • 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
  • Their nesting habits and eggs are in every respect like those of the loggerhead shrike.

    The Bird Book | Chester A. Reed