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any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals

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Audiences watching the new play, aptly named The Butcher Bird, will discover from formerly classified events how a top-secret German plane became part of Welsh history.
The Butcher Bird is Prop-Wash Theatre's first production to be brought to the stage.
THE rare 'butcher bird' has been spotted in a North Wales forest.
Whitethroats harassed it, an unwise course of action given that the red backed shrike's other British name is, of course, the "butcher bird".
The Great Grey Shrike or Butcher Bird is a very rare visitor to Britain -but this winter three have set up shop in the Clocaenog forest
My earliest memory of having mirror-touch is standing in my parents' garden in South Africa, aged six, watching butcher birds hang mice on the wire fence.
A chorus of kookaburras, butcher birds and blue-faced honeyeaters awoke us ahead of our trip to see one of the world's top rock art areas.
Now we raise and butcher birds with one other trusted friend --whom I know will show up.