Wildlife Journal Junior!
New Hampshire PBS

Home       |       Wild Files       |       N.H. Animals       |       Animals A-Z       |       Watch Online

Laniidae - Shrikes

There are around 30 bird species in this family. They are between 6-14 inches in length. They have strong, slightly hooked bills and strong, sharp claws. Most species have long, narrow tails. Shrikes are usually black, brown, or gray on their uppersides and and a paler color on their undersides.



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Laniidae