Northern Shrike

Lanius excubitor
Northern Shrike specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Very rare, or accidental, winter visitor, occasionally coming to this area in relatively large numbers during "flight years". Found in wood margins and hedgerows. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

The bird at the top likely matches this record.
Date:  1/10/1891
Collected By:  CW Richmond/WG Leizar
Locality:  Sandy Springs, MD
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  123012
This record likely applies to the bird at the bottom.
Date:  12/6/1892
Collected By:  Edward J Brown
Locality:  Sandy Springs, MD
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  221055