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Definition: northern butcher bird
butcher bird \butcher bird\
, butcher-bird \butcher-bird\
1. (Zo["o]l.) any species of shrike of the genus Lanius
called because they impale their prey on thorns.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
2. (Zo["o]l.) large carnivorous Australian bird with the
shrikelike habit of impaling prey on thorns.
Note: The Lanius excubitor
is the common butcher bird of
Europe. In England, the bearded tit is sometimes called
the lesser butcher bird
. The American species are
, or northern butcher bird
or loggerhead shrike
. The name
butcher bird is derived from its habit of suspending
its prey impaled upon thorns, after killing it.