butcherbird


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butcherbird

1. a shrike, esp one of the genus Lanius
2. any of several Australian magpies of the genus Cracticus that impale their prey on thorns
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Beginning with A Walk in the Night to Time of the Butcherbird, La Guma's main concern is to portray how blacks try to bring to an end the capitalist motive as well as oppression behind the Great Trek, which was informed by the desire to expand the white man's economic coast through forceful acquisition of the indigenes' land for economic reasons.
From A Walk in the Night to Time of the Butcherbird, La Guma's last novel (which is not part of our textual analysis), his aesthetic response passes through a filter: gradual inflection of revolutionary fervour to transcend apartheid's grisly landscape.
The story of The Butcherbird is partly about the people of Chief Hlangeni being forcibly removed from their land, and the resistance which, led by the valiant Amazon, Mma-Tau, they offer to the perpetrators of this injustice.
SHRIKES are special birds, not just because they are rare, but also because these butcherbirds, to give them their country name, are real characters.
And the huwmbuwga black butcherbird (Cracticus quoyi) only sings during ebenjip, it is not heard in the bulhenjip season.
Sydney, Australia, Jan 20, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Montezuma Mining Company Limited (ASX:MZM) has received further copper sulphide results from the recent RC drilling programme at the Butcherbird Copper Prospect.
Montezuma Mining Company Limited (ASX:MZM) has received very encouraging beneficiation test results at the Butcherbird manganese project in WA.
Both books come with musical CDs, so you can actually hear the author and others jam with walruses and pied butcherbirds.
Cooperative breeding is widespread in butcherbirds, woodswallows, and Australian mudnesters, and the text describes the Rowleys' previously unpublished study of Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen).