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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Laniidae.


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  • John Lanius points out that in April of 1961, then-private-citizen Ronald Reagan warned,

    Medicare History, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • "It's definitely caught on more in the city," says Baxter Lanius, a collegiate lacrosse player at Lehigh who operates a summer camp for New York City kids.

    Lacrosse Muscles Up

  • The area supports a number of species locally threatened or at their biogeographic limits, including golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, prairie falcon Falco mexicanus, ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis, loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus, merlin Falco columbarius, Brewers sparrow Spizella breweri and grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum.

    Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada

  • The avifauna includes golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, scaled quail Callipepla squamata, Mexican spotted owl Strix occidentalis lucida, great horned owl Bubo virginianus, roadrunner Geococcyx californina, loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus, and cave swallow Hirundo fulva of which the Cavern Natural Entrance has the largest colony in the northern hemisphere which breeds there in the summer.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • Finally, on their third day of confinement, Lanius was allowed to go ashore and use a telephone.

    The Last Empress

  • Birds with restricted range include the spotted redshank (Tringa erythropus), Jananese Robin (Erithacus akahige), Bull-headed Strike (Lanius bucephalus), and the Forest Wagtail (Motacilla lutea).

    South Sakhalin-Kurile mixed forests

  • Four bird species were recently rediscovered after having been unobserved for more than 60 years and are all threatened: the dwarf olive ibis (Bostrychia bocagei, CR), Newton's fiscal (Lanius newtoni, CR), the São Tomé canary (Neospiza concolor, CR), and the São Tomé short-tail (Amaurocichla bocaii, VU).

    Sao Tome and Principe moist lowland forests

  • These include, but are not limited to, a number of land snails and salamanders, a variety of plant species including orchids and many herbaceous plants, the red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), the Virginia big-eared bat (Plecotus townsendii virginianus), the red wolf (Canis rufus) and the loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus).

    Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests

  • The dry karst grasslands above the caves hold several uncommon and threatened bird species: Circaetus gallicus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Upupa epops, Lullua arborea, Anthus campestris, Lanius collurio, Emberiza hortulana, E. cia and E. cirlus.

    Skocjan Caves Regional Park, Slovenia

  • Trans-desert migrants are attracted to the greenery of these sites, which are the only known breeding site in the Eastern Province for quail (Coturnix coturnix), spotted sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), and great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor).

    Persian Gulf desert and semi-desert


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