Laniidae – Shrikes

Lanius Borealis – Northern Shrike

The northern shrike, Lanius borealis, is a big songbird species belonging to the shrike family Laniidae that is endemic to North America and Siberia. It is the largest of the shrike family’s members. It had previously been considered a subspecies of the great gray shrike, but in 2017 it was recognized as a separate species. […]

Lanius Ludovicianus – Loggerhead Shrike

The loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, is a Laniid passerine bird in the Laniidae family. It is one of two endemic North American shrikes, the other being the northern shrike. It’s called the butcherbird because it eats frogs, insects, lizards, small mammals, and birds, some of which are displayed and preserved at a location, like a […]

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