any of various shrikes of the genus Lanius, which impale their prey upon thorns.
any of several large, carnivorous birds of the genus Cracticus, of Australia and New Guinea, having shrikelike habits.
Historical Examples

Nature Near London Richard Jefferies

a shrike, esp one of the genus Lanius
any of several Australian magpies of the genus Cracticus that impale their prey on thorns


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