shrike, Lanius ludovicianus
Migration of the Loggerhead shrike
Move somewhat south in winter but population
augmented by those in North America.
Diet of the Loggerhead shrike
The Loggerhead shrike is quite well
known for their habit of impaling their prey on sharp thorns. This is
thought to be a territorial gesture or a way of attracting mates. They
eat mainly large insects, small birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles,
fish and carrion, and like to hunt from a perch.
Range of the Loggerhead shrike
The Loggerhead shrike is absent from the Sierra
Nevada, Cascade, and North coast ranges.
Habitat/ Plant community
The Loggerhead shrike inhabits open habitats.
How to attract the Loggerhead shrike
to your garden
The Loggerhead shrike likes open dry
plant communities. They like tall shrubs for hunting.
Nesting of the Loggerhead shrike
The Loggerhead shrike nests in dense brush or