shrike

[ UK /ʃɹˈa‍ɪk/ ]
NOUN
  1. any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals
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  • The stunning list of passerines to be found at the site includes calandra lark, crag martin, rufous - tailed scrub robin, three species of wheatears, blue rock thrush, various species of warblers, rock nuthatch, lesser grey and woodchat shrikes, rose - coloured starling, rock sparrow, black - headed and ortolan buntings, and others.
  • Shrubby patches of wild plum, wolfberry, and narrow-leaved meadowsweet provide nesting and perching sites for open-country birds such as horned larks, loggerhead shrikes, and upland sandpipers.
  • This probably explains the names of the chough, crake, hoopoe, kittiwake, pipit, shrike, twite and whimbrel.
  • I just can’t wait to see how they will do cool stuff like the resuscitation from the raspberry effect (lol), Nemes being lanced from orbit and trapped into molten rock and of course the Tesla Trees and what the Shrike will look like. Dan Simmons's Hyperion Sci-Fi Series Being Adapted by Warner Bros « FirstShowing.net
  • There was a female redstart, a couple of Rüppell's warblers, northern, Cyprus and black-eared wheatears, three woodchat shrikes, chiffchaff, and a tawny pipit.
  • Mice, other birds, and large insects form the bulk of the shrike's diet.
  • While hiking, canoeing, kayaking, or eating a picnic lunch, watch for Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtles, loggerhead shrikes, pileated woodpeckers, Seminole bats, and spotted salamanders.
  • cheepy-teet-teet" of the Pine Grosbeak, only louder and more broken, changing to the jingling of Blackbirds in spring, mixed with some Bluejay "jay-jays," and a Robin-like whistle; then I saw that it came from a Northern Shrike on the bushes just ahead of us. The Arctic Prairies : a Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylemer Lake
  • All these creatures, he informed them, were placed there by the bird which François had shot, and which was no other than the "shrike" or "butcher-bird" -- a name by which it is more familiarly known, and which it receives from the very habit they had just observed. Popular Adventure Tales
  • Then there was another black-white-yellow bird, not a whistler - a shrike tit?
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