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Sonoran Desert Birds

 

 

Loggerhead shrike - (Lanius ludovicianus)

 Loggerhead shrike

Size: 9 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects, small birds, small animals
Nest: saucerlike
Field Identification: hooked bill, wide black mask
Season: year-round

Loggerhead shrike
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae (shrikes)
Genus: Lanius
species: ludovicianus

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