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Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) <!--큰재개구마리-->
Subject: Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)
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Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

From: (joolz)
Subject: Re: Misc Animals Index 2 - HW_-_Great_Grey_Shrike_jt.jpg
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 13:04:12 GMT


The great grey shrike is aptly nicknamed 'the butcher bird'. Small birds in
flight and mouse-like rodents are caught and brought back to a favourite perch,
where they are impaled on thorns or sharp twigs. The bird returns to its
'larder' periodically to feed. This shrike has 'spiked' an injured sparrow, but
it might tackle birds the size of blackbirds and other thrushes.

From 'Hunters of the Wild' by Michael Bright subtitled 'hunting animals and their strategies'.

Scientific Name: Lanius excubitor Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names: Great Grey Shrike, Grey Shrike, Northern Shrike (borealis, invictus), North Siberian Shrike (sibiricus), Steppe Shrike (homeyeri), Altai Shrike (mollis)
French: Pie-grièche grise German: Raubwürger Spanish: Alcaudón Norteño
Taxonomy: Lanius excubitor Linnaeus, 1758, Europe = Sweden.

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