any types of shrike of the genus Lanius, so named because they impale their prey on thorns.
big carnivorous Australian bird using shrikelike practice of impaling prey on thorns.
A shrike; an oscine passerine bird for the family Laniidæ, and particularly associated with genus Lanius (see these words): so named from the inquisitive habit of killing above it immediately eats, and sticking what is kept upon thorns, as a butcher hangs animal meat upon hooks.
In Australia, a name of wild birds of genus Cracticus.
large carnivorous Australian bird with the shrike-like habit of impaling victimize thorns
shrikes that impale their particular prey on thorns