Loggerhead Shrike

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Photo Credit: Keith Kohl, ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name Loggerhead Shrike
  • Species Scientific Name Lanius ludovicianus
  • State Listing Status Sensitive

Ecoregions

Special needs

Loggerhead Shrikes use tall sagebrush for nesting and roosting. They require open areas with grasses and significant bare ground for foraging.

Limiting factors

Population declines have been linked to habitat loss, including loss of sagebrush due to high-intensity wildfires.

Conservation actions

Maintain late-seral sagebrush with patches of tall shrubs.

Key reference or plan

Loggerhead Shrike Status Assessment