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        Great Ash-Coloured Shrike, illustration from 'The History of British Birds' by Thomas Bewick, first published 1797

        Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828). English. Medium: woodcut. Date: 1797. The Great Ash-Coloured Shrike, more recently known as the Great Grey Shrike (latin: Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family. The literal translation of its name is 'sentinel butcher'. Provenance: Private Collection.

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