Definition of Loggerhead shrike
1. Noun. A common shrike of southeastern United States having black bands around the eyes.
Generic synonyms: Shrike
Group relationships: Genus Lanius, Lanius
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loggerhead Shrike
Literary usage of Loggerhead shrike
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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1898)
"Swainson evidently knew nothing by practical experience of the loggerhead shrike. Apparently he had no specimens, but used the descriptions of his ..."
2. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"THE loggerhead shrike. LANIUS LUDOVICIANUS, Linn. PLATE LVII. MALE AND FEMALE. THIS species may with great propriety be called an inhabitant of the " Low ..."
3. Birds of Village and Field: A Bird Book for Beginners by Florence Merriam Bailey (1898)
"loggerhead shrike : Lanius ludovicianus and race. Upper parts gray; wings and tail and line from till to ear black ; wings and tail showing white in flight; ..."
4. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Pennsylvania Ornithologist, Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"The loggerhead shrike is a common summer resident from late in April until about the middle of September, in Erie and Crawford counties. ..."
5. "Forest and Stream" Bird Notes: An Index and Summary of All the by Harry B. Bailey (1881)
"Baird, was pronounced to be the loggerhead shrike ; asks if all the references made to this bird's breeding in New York State should not be referred to the ..."
6. Sketches of Some Common Birds by P[erley] M[ilton] Silloway (1897)
"The summer home of the loggerhead' shrike is eastern United States, ranging north to middle New England, and west to the great plains. ..."
7. Diseases and Enemies of Poultry by Leonard Pearson, Benjamin Harry Warren (1897)
"... Shrike—An Improper Name—A Beneficial Species—The loggerhead shrike— A Summer Bird Here—Feeds on Insects—Sometimes Try to Kill Chicks—Northern Raven—Must ..."