Shrike thrush
Shrike Shrike, n. [Akin to Icel. skr[=i]kja a shrieker, the shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[=i]c a thrush. See {Shriek}, v. i.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family {Laniid[ae]}, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip. Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray shrike ({Lanius excubitor}), the great northern shrike ({L. borealis}), and several others, kill mice, small birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on that account called also {butcher birds}. See under {Butcher}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The ant shrikes, or bush shrikes, are clamatorial birds of the family {Formicarid[ae]}. The cuckoo shrikes of the East Indies and Australia are Oscines of the family {Campephagid[ae]}. The drongo shrikes of the same regions belong to the related family {Dicrurid[ae]}. See {Drongo}. [1913 Webster]

{Crow shrike}. See under {Crow}.

{Shrike thrush}. (a) Any one of several species of Asiatic timaline birds of the genera {Thamnocataphus}, {Gampsorhynchus}, and allies. (b) Any one of several species of shrikelike Australian singing birds of the genus {Colluricincla}.

{Shrike tit}. (a) Any one of several Australian birds of the genus {Falcunculus}, having a strong toothed bill and sharp claws. They creep over the bark of trees, like titmice, in search of insects. (b) Any one of several species of small Asiatic birds belonging to {Allotrius}, {Pteruthius}, {Cutia}, {Leioptila}, and allied genera, related to the true tits. Called also {hill tit}.

{Swallow shrike}. See under {Swallow}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Shrike thrush — Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Colluricincla image caption = Colluricincla harmonica regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla Colluricincla is a genus of bird in the Colluricinclidae …   Wikipedia

  • shrike-thrush — /ˈʃraɪk θrʌʃ / (say shruyk thrush) noun any of several Australian singing birds of the genus Colluricincla, family Pachycephalidae, as the grey shrike thrush, C. harmonica, noted for its beautiful call …   Australian English dictionary

  • shrike-thrush — medšarkinės musinukės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Colluricincla angl. shrike thrush; thrush flycatcher vok. Gudilang, m rus. сорокопутовая мухоловка, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – švilpikiniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • shrike thrush — noun 1. : an Indian timaliine bird of the genus Gampsorhynchus 2. : any of several Australian singing birds of the genus Colluricincla that resemble the shrike …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grey Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Grey Shrike thrush status = LC status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = Colluricincla harmonica harmonica regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Pachycephalidae genus = Colluricincla… …   Wikipedia

  • Little Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Little Shrike thrush image width = 250px status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. megarhyncha… …   Wikipedia

  • Bower's Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Bower s Shrike thrush status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. boweri binomial = Colluricincla… …   Wikipedia

  • Sangihe Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Sangihe Shrike thrush status = CR | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. sanghirensis binomial = Colluricincla …   Wikipedia

  • Sooty Shrike-thrush — Taxobox name = Sooty Shrike thrush status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Colluricinclidae genus = Colluricincla species = C. umbrina binomial = Colluricincla… …   Wikipedia

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