loggerhead shrike


: a large-headed gray shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) of North America with a black mask around the eyes

Examples of loggerhead shrike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most notable birding highlights last week — despite the super heat and humidity — were a Mississippi kite in Provincetown, a black-necked stilt and a sandwich tern at Nantucket, and a loggerhead shrike in Orange. BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2022 Franklin County: a regional loggerhead shrike at the Orange Airport. BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2022 The loggerhead shrike is a rare breeder in Minnesota that gets replaced in winter by the northern shrike, which begins arriving in late October. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021 In a single day early in his career, Seriff could spot several of the fierce little predators called loggerhead shrikes. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, 12 Apr. 2018 On the down side, the CBC data is helping to track the steady declines of such iconic North American species as Northern bobwhite, American kestrel and loggerhead shrike. James F. McCarty, cleveland.com, 8 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loggerhead shrike was in 1811

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“Loggerhead shrike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loggerhead%20shrike. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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