drongo shrikes
Drongo Dron"go, n.; pl. {Drongos}. (Zo["o]l.) A passerine bird of the family {Dicrurid[ae]}. They are usually black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; -- called also {drongo shrikes}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Drongo — Dron go, n.; pl. {Drongos}. (Zo[ o]l.) A passerine bird of the family {Dicrurid[ae]}. They are usually black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; called also {drongo shrikes}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drongo — drongo1 /drong goh/, n., pl. drongos. any passerine bird of the family Dicruridae, of Africa, Asia, and Australia, the several species usually having black plumage and long, forked tails. [1835 45; < Malagasy] drongo2 /drong goh/, n., pl. drongos …   Universalium

  • Drongos — Drongo Dron go, n.; pl. {Drongos}. (Zo[ o]l.) A passerine bird of the family {Dicrurid[ae]}. They are usually black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; called also {drongo shrikes}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butcher birds — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crow shrike — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hill tit — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • L borealis — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lanius excubitor — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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