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High Plains, shortgrass prairie region - Front Range, CO..A small lizard (need species id) hangs impaled on a thorn of Russian olive, victim of a Loggerhead Shrike. ..Shrikes have cache sites like this one around their nesting territory when hunting food for young. ..The Loggerhead shrike is a species of concern on IUCN Red List, as numbers continue to decline throughout their range.....
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High Plains, shortgrass prairie region - Front Range, CO..A small lizard (need species id) hangs impaled on a thorn of Russian olive, victim of a Loggerhead Shrike. ..Shrikes have cache sites like this one around their nesting territory when hunting food for young. ..The Loggerhead shrike is a species of concern on IUCN Red List, as numbers continue to decline throughout their range.....