Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis)
- HABITAT - They breed in far northern North America and come as far south as the northern U.S. for winter. They prefer breed in northern boreal forests in semi-open areas along streams or forest edges. They winter in open lowlands plenty of tree and shrub cover.
- DIET - Northern Shrikes eat mostly small vertebrates, especially voles and other rodents. They also eat small birds and large insects, and can kill prey as large as themselves.
- FACTS - Shrikes may kill more prey than they need. If so, dead prey is sometimes impaled on a thorn and then eaten later.