Recent Examples of shrike from the Web
All the livestock is gone now, and after some early failures, shrikes are being re-introduced in greater numbers.
In the past, loggerhead shrikes were very common birds across North America.
Kingfishers give fish to their mates, while the great gray shrike, native to most northern climes, is more dramatic.
The eastern subspecies of loggerhead shrike, native to Canada, is one of the most endangered birds on the planet.
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Origin and Etymology of shrike
First Known Use: 1544See Words from the same year
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