Definition of Family Laniidae
1. Noun. Shrikes.
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
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. ..."