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I got two pictures of shrikes.  I need to know if these are two different species of shrike.  They live in Houston, Texas.  What type of shrikes are these.  Need them answered by today.  With the first picture you can see the bill is shaped differently and it has yellow.  Are these northern or loggerhead shrikes.

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Agreed...Loggerhead by range, small bill, and broader mask. Yellow on the first bird suggests juvenile.

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As @HamRHead noted, only Loggerheads are found in Texas  See the range map for Nothern Shrikes linked below.  Even in winter, Northerns don't get that far south.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Shrike

What's with the deadlines in your requests?  Does Thoth, the Egyptian ibis-headed moon god, claim your soul went night falls?  Will owls and nightjars feast on your liver and spleen?

 

 

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