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Species Assessment For Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius Ludovicianus) In Wyoming

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The loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus ) is widespread in North America, where it generally occurs in open habitats with abundant insect prey and perches for hunting. Examples of suitable habitat are grasslands, sagebrush, and a variety of shrub-steppe habitats. However, it has demonstrated a substantial contraction in distribution and declines in abundance throughout North America. The reasons for these declines are not fully known, although reduction in quality and quantity of native grassland and shrub-steppe communities is a major contributing factor, particularly on wintering grounds in the southern United States and Mexico. Other threats include livestock grazing (decreased prey availability and altered habitat [...]

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