Video of an adult female San Clemente loggerhead shrike with live mouse from Come on baby, let's do the twist: the kinematics of killing in loggerhead shrikes
2018-09-03T12:13:38Z (GMT) by
Recorded at 125 fps on 28 Feb 2018, playback at 10 fps (i.e., footage slowed down 12.5× actual speed in life); sequence trimmed down from originally-recorded length; image tone adjusted from native format using “Auto” function in Adobe Premier Pro CC 2017. The apparent effect of the head-roll is most evident at 0:00:14, when mouse ceases to move. These endangered shrikes were routinely fed live insects and small vertebrates in captivity to prepare them for release into the wild.