Definition of European shrike

1. Noun. A common European butcherbird.

Exact synonyms: Lanius Excubitor
Generic synonyms: Butcherbird

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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Shrike

European quaking aspen
European rabbit
European raspberry
European red elder
European river lamprey
European river lampreys
European robin
European robins
European roller
European sandpiper
European sanicle
European sea bream
European sea eagle
European shrike (current term)
European silver fir
European skippers
European smelt
European snakeroot
European sole
European spider crab
European spider crabs
European swamp thistle
European swamp thistles
European swift
European tarantula
European thimbleweed
European thimbleweeds

Literary usage of European shrike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"A large series of eggs from Cuya- hoga and Huron counties, Ohio, do not exhibit any difference whatever. s ife\^2 1 W$i/M ^ 4%v^gv^ 3 ^^ * * European shrike ..."

2. Zo├Âlogical Science: Or, Nature in Living Forms by Anna Maria (Treadwell) Redfield (1858)
"... (Lat. northern,) is larger in size, but in other respects, does not differ much from the preceding European shrike. The RED-BACKED SHRIKE, L. collurio, ..."

3. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1895)
"... large masses to pass through the small intestine, therefore they are expelled through the mouth. A number of birds, including the European shrike ..."

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