Any of a family (Laniidae) of predatory, shrill-voiced passerine birds with hooked beaks, gray, black, and white plumage, and long tails: most types feed on insects, some on small birds, frogs, etc., which they may impale on thorns before eating.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Shrike
Origin of Shrike
Probably from Middle English shrik from Old English scrīc thrush
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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