Loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus

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Similar species:

The Northern Shrike is very similar to the Loggerhead Shrike but is larger with a black mask that does not extend across the top of the bill, a paler gray overall color and faintly barred underparts. Immatures are browner than immature Loggerheads. Northern Mockingbirds have slimmer bills and lack a black mask.