any of various shrikes which, after killing prey, impale it on thorns
also butcher bird
- Any of several magpies of the genus Cracticus, native to Australia and New Guinea, that impale their prey on thorns.
- Any of various unrelated birds of North America, Asia, or Europe that behave similarly, especially the shrikes.
- (South Africa) The fiscal shrike, Lanius collaris
- any of the magpie-like birds in the genus Cracticus