These songbirds violently fling and then impale their prey

The loggerhead shrike’s shake might be worse than its bite

a loggerhead skrike

MOUSER AND SHAKER  In spite of its mild mockingbird looks, a loggerhead shrike on San Clemente Island off the California coast delivers potentially fatal shakings to small vertebrates — such as the dead lizard it now holds.

Daniel W. Clark, U.S. Navy

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