family Laniidae

noun
shrikes
Syn: ↑Laniidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑suborder Passeres
Member Meronyms: ↑shrike, ↑Lanius, ↑genus Lanius, ↑Malaconotinae, ↑subfamily Malaconotinae

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