My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Shrikes


Shrikes

Order: Passeriformes Family: Laniidae
Shrikes are passerine birds known for their habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions of their bodies on thorns. A typical shrike’s beak is hooked, like a bird of prey. There are 2 Michigan species.
Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus
Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor

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