Butcherbird meaning

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

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

    From Wiktionary