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