Shrike (disambiguation)

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A shrike is a passerine bird of the family Laniidae. Other passerine birds include:

  • Helmetshrike (Prionopidae), an African family closely related to the true shrikes
  • Bushshrike (Malaconotidae), another African family, also formerly considered true shrikes
  • Cuckooshrike (Campephagidae), a widespread Old-World family
  • Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus), an Australasian genus of monarch-flycatcher
  • Shrike-tyrant (Agriornis), a South American genus of tyrant-flycatchers
  • Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen), the true piping shrike
  • Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca), an Australian tyrant-flycatcher mistaken for the piping shrike

Shrike may also refer to:



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  1. ^ Hughes, Sylvia Plath. Ed. by Ted (1998). The collected poems (35. [Dr.] ed.). New York: Harper Perennial. p. 42. ISBN 0-06-013369-4.