About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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The Northern Shrike is a winter visitor to Minnesota. Also known as the “butcher bird,” this masked hunter sits in the tops of trees waiting to spot its prey. Once located, the shrike will capture its food and impales grasshoppers, mice, and other small animals on thorns or barbed wire.
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Last Updated: May 15, 2013
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