The Great Grey Shrike or Northern Grey Shrike is a large songbird species in the shrike family . It breeds generally north of 50° northern latitude in northern Europe and Asia, and in North America north of 55° northern latitude in Canada and Alaska. Most populations migrate south in winter to temperate regions.

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The Butcher-bird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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seemed, the butcher-bird caught sight of the flicker, and made a swoop toward him. The flicker, somewhat to my surprise, showed no sign of panic, or even of fear. He simply moved aside, as much as to say, “Oh, stop that! Don’t bother me!” How the affair would have resulted, I cannot tell. To my regret, the shrike at that moment seemed to become aware of a man’s presence, and flew away, leaving the woodpecker to pursue his exploration of the apple-tree at his leisure. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Laniidae
Genus : Lanius
Species : excubitor
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758