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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Loggerhead Shrike, fierce hunter!

Loggerhead Shrike

Glossy Ibis

Loggerhead Shrike and Glossy Ibis, recentry at Eagle Lakes Park, Naples, FL. Cool birds. The shrike hunts insects, lizards, small mammals and impales them on thorns or barbed wire then eats them. The beautiful gloss on the ibis is visible in full sun. This is a wading bird that feeds on insects in marshy areas by probing into the mud with its bill. For more on these birds and to ID all the birds of North America see our best-selling field guide, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America.

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