Definition of Swallow shrike
1. Noun. Australasian and Asiatic bird related to the shrikes and resembling a swallow.
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Artamus, Genus Artamus
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Literary usage of Swallow shrike
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Same as swallow-shrike. ... swallow-shrike (swol'o-shrik), ». Any bird of the family Ar- ... The name mayhave been given Swallow-shrike ..."
2. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1862)
"This Swallow-shrike is spread throughout the whole of India and Ceylon, being very numerous in some localities, but locally distributed; for you may pass ..."
3. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1889)
"The Ashy swallow shrike has been recorded by Mr. Vidal from Ratnagiri. He remarks : " Not uncommon in the cocoanut gardens." Mr. Davidson found it to be ..."
4. English Compound Words and Phrases: A Reference List, with Statement of by Francis Horace Teall (1892)
"... swallow'shrike swallow-s=nest* swallow=stone swallow=struck swallowtail (a coat, a bird, etc. ..."
5. The Indian Forester (1885)
"The large cuckoo shrike was much rarer, and the ashy swallow shrike was only found in one place, but there it occurred in large flocks. ..."