Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a red back: as, the red-backed sandpiper, Tringa alpina; the red-backed shrike, Lanius rufus; the red-backed humming-bird, Selasphorus rufus.
“Adult Brahminy kite, Haliastur indus, also known (for obvious reasons) as the red-backed sea-eagle, photographed at Pulau Langkawi, Langkawi Permata Kedah (the Jewel of Kedah), Malaysia.”
“A few red-backed dark-eyed juncos showed up, their feathers extravagantly fluffed out against the cold.”
“Black-backed creatures climbed up from the boiling sea, and red-backed creatures scuttled down from the volcano.”
“They were the red-backed, arguably the most common.”
“As you'll see in this first video, the eyes can do double duty, at least in large-eyed species like the red-backed salamander.”
“Silver-breasted broadbill, Serilophus lunatus (protonym, Eurylaimus lunatus), depending upon where the bird is located, it may also be known as Gould's broadbill, the red-backed broadbill, or the (Nepal/Pegu) collared broadbill, photographed at Thailand.”
“One sure sign of spring around here is the eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) that I start seeing under the litter in the woods.”
“The Norway lemming and Microtus voles also have lower peak abundances, and the small rodent community is currently dominated by the relatively more stable red-backed vole (Clethrionomys rutilus).”
“Common winter residents are the pink-sided junco, Shufeldt's junco, gray-headed junco, red-backed junco, Rocky Mountain nuthatch, mountain bluebird, robin, and Steller's jay.”
“I remembered, years before, watching red-backed shrikes a mile or so away, perhaps the last pair to breed in England.”
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