The Loggerhead Shrike is known in many areas as
the "Butcher Bird" because it
impales it's prey (large insects, lizards, and small birds)
on barbed wire, fence posts, and thorny branches.
Some believe this is because it lacks the strong talons
of the larger birds of prey.
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I include this photo to give you
a glimpse of its beautiful markings.
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