Home A - Z FAQ Art Prints Online Library Discussion Forum Muir Weather Maps About Search
Online Library: Title Author California Geology History Indians Muir Mountaineering Nature Management

Next: VireosContentsPrevious: Silky Flycatchers

Birds of Yosemite National Park (1954, 1963) by Cyril A. Stebbins and Robert C. Stebbins


SHRIKES: Family Laniidae

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (Lanius ludovicianus): 8-10 in. Upper parts gray; rump and upper tail coverts paler; wings and tail black, marked with white; black mask from bill to well behind eye; bill hooked; under parts whitish. Known as the butcherbird because of habit in feeding of dismembered insects or other prey which it impales on thorns or other sharp objects.

Frequents terrain providing areas of bare ground or that grown sparsely to grass or other low growth, where visibility is good and where nest sites and perches are provided by scattered trees or large bushes. Not uncommon about human habitations. Inhabits chiefly the Lower and Upper Sonoran life zones. Some wandering. Several records for Yosemite Valley. Often seen at lower elevations in the Yosemite region, as in the western foothills.



Next: VireosContentsPrevious: Silky Flycatchers

Home A - Z FAQ Art Prints Online Library Discussion Forum Muir Weather Maps About Search
Online Library: Title Author California Geology History Indians Muir Mountaineering Nature Management

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/birds_of_yosemite/shrikes.html