northern shrike

noun

Definition of northern shrike

: a shrike (Lanius borealis) occurring in northern North America

called also butcher-bird

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“Northern shrike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20shrike. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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