Nature Journal
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Loggerhead Shrike Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Heavy, hooked bill
- Black mask
- Gray head and back
- White underparts
- Black wings with white wing patches
- Black tail with white outer tail feathers
- Juveniles and immatures are duller with faint barring
  above and below

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.
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