loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 7 inches
Heavy, hooked bill
Gray head and back
Black wings with white wing patches
Black tail with white outer tail feathers
Juveniles and immatures are duller with faint barring above and below
The northern shrike is very similar to the loggerhead shrike but is larger
with a black mask that does not extend across the top of the bill, a paler
gray overall color and faintly barred underparts. Immatures are browner
than immature loggerheads. Northern mockingbirds have slimmer bills
and lack a black mask.
Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 4-8
Length of Incubation: 16-17 days
Days to Fledge: 17-21
Number of Broods: 2, occasionally 3 in south
Diet: Almost exclusively insects, small mammals, birds
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May R
Su - Summer: June, July, August R
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February R
Crooked Run Valley