Noun(1) any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals
(1) The shrike had pinned smaller birds on the tree's black thorns and the sun had stripped them of their feathers.(2) The horned lizard Phrynosoma mcalli apparently uses the horns on its head to deter the shrike , a bird fond of impaling lizards on thorns or barbed wire for later consumption.(3) Mice, other birds, and large insects form the bulk of the shrike 's diet.(4) Male shrikes in Israel's Negev Desert impale snails and nest-building materials onto thorns to attract mates.(5) Because their feet are not large or strong enough to hold prey, shrikes find a crotch in a tree, a thorn, or barbed wire to hang their prey on while they eat.(6) The bees have come in swarms to suck scant drops of water from the ground under the garden tap, fighting with doves, pigeons, weavers and a family of shrikes for the last few thirst-quenching diamonds.(7) Birds such as grouse, crows, quail, partridge, nightjars, cuckoos, shrikes , larks, pipits, merlins, harriers, kestrels and buzzards would all have been seen.(8) Shrike babblers were originally described as shrikes , because of their hooked bill, but have been subsequently placed among babblers.
English to Afrikaans Dictionary: shrike
Meaning and definitions of shrike, translation in Afrikaans language for shrike with similar and opposite words. Also find spoken pronunciation of shrike in Afrikaans and in English language.
Tags for the entry "shrike"
What shrike means in Afrikaans, shrike meaning in Afrikaans, shrike definition, examples and pronunciation of shrike in Afrikaans language.