butcherbird

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English[edit]

Butcherbirds

Etymology[edit]

butcher +‎ bird, from its habit of hanging its prey.

Noun[edit]

butcherbird (plural butcherbirds)

  1. (US) Any of the shrikes in the genus Lanius.
  2. (South Africa) The fiscal shrike, Lanius collaris.
  3. Any of the magpie-like birds in the genus Cracticus.

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