Shrikes are a species of bird present in the Territories.
Appearance and CharacteristicsEdit
- Shrikes are deceptive creatures. They look like a small gray songbird, apparently harmless. In truth, they're a cunning predator. Shrike watch for prey atop high branches. When they detect movement, they swoop down and capture their prey in their claws. They then fly their victim to a nearby thorn bush, or a sharp branch, and impale him. Once impaled, the shrike can use its hooked beak to kill and eat its prey or leave him to die slowly and be eaten later.
- Shrike hunt mice, snakes, frogs, lizards and insects. They can be found year-round in the Territories, but are less common in the summer as they often migrate north.