Definition of Family Laniidae

1. Noun. Shrikes.

Exact synonyms: Laniidae
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres
Member holonyms: Shrike, Genus Lanius, Lanius, Malaconotinae, Subfamily Malaconotinae

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Laniidae

family Jungermanniaceae
family Kalotermitidae
family Kasuwonidae
family Kinosternidae
family Kyphosidae
family Labridae
family Lacertidae
family Lactobacillaceae
family Lactobacteriaceae
family Lamiaceae
family Laminariaceae
family Lamnidae
family Lampridae
family Lampyridae
family Laniidae (current term)
family Lanthanotidae
family Lardizabalaceae
family Laricariidae
family Laridae
family Lasiocampidae
family Latimeridae
family Lauraceae
family Lecanoraceae
family Lecythidaceae
family Leguminosae
family Leiopelmatidae
family Leitneriaceae
family Lemnaceae
family Lemuridae

Literary usage of Family Laniidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of the Toronto Region, Ontario, Canada by Canadian Institute (1849-1914), J H Faull (1913)
"Bombycilla cedrorum. Resident, irregular in winter, often abundant; breeds. Family LANIIDAE. 234. Northern Shrike. Lanius borealis. Rare winter resident. ..."

2. Life-histories of the Birds of Eastern Pennsylvania by Thomas George Gentry (1876)
"family Laniidae. Shrikes. This family is characterized by weak passerine feet, and notched, toothed and hooked bill, recalling that of a Bird of prey in ..."

3. Geology of New Jersey by New Jersey Geological Survey, George Hammell Cook (1868)
"... generally in an apple-tree, raising a single brood. They grow very fat in September, and are excellent eating. family Laniidae. " Shrikes. ..."

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