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Noun: butcherbird  'bû-chu(r),burd
  1. Shrikes that impale their prey on thorns
  2. Large carnivorous Australian bird with the shrike-like habit of impaling prey on thorns

Derived forms: butcherbirds

Type of: Australian magpie, shrike

Part of: Cracticus, genus Cracticus, genus Lanius, Lanius

Encyclopedia: Butcherbird