The Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds—Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Professional Paper 1842-T
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The key to Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) management is providing open grasslands with scattered trees and shrubs for foraging, nesting, and perching. Loggerhead Shrikes have been reported to use habitats with 20–266 centimeters (cm) vegetation height, greater than or equal to (≥) 10 percent grass cover, 3–48 percent forb cover, 2–25 percent shrub cover, 3–40 percent bare ground, and 11–67 percent litter cover.

Suggested Citation

Igl, L.D., Shaffer, J.A., Johnson, D.H., Sondreal, M.L., Goldade, C.M., Nenneman, M.P., Zimmerman, A.L., Thiele, J.P., and Euliss, B.R., 2023, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), chap. T of Johnson, D.H., Igl, L.D., Shaffer, J.A., and DeLong, J.P., eds., The effects of management practices on grassland birds: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1842, 24 p.,

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Capsule Statement
  • Breeding Range
  • Suitable Habitat
  • Prey Habitat
  • Area Requirements and Landscape Associations
  • Brood Parasitism by Cowbirds and Other Species
  • Breeding-Season Phenology and Site Fidelity
  • Species’ Response to Management
  • Management Recommendations from the Literature
  • References
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1842
Chapter T
DOI 10.3133/pp1842T
Year Published 2023
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description v, 24 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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