from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Old World shrike (Lanius senator) having black and white plumage with a reddish crown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Lanius senator, a medium-sized migratory passerine bird of the shrike family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds belonging to the genera Ianthia and Larvivora. They are closely allied to the European robin. The males are usually bright blue above, and more or less red or rufous beneath.
- n. A European shrike (Enneoctonus rufus). In the male the head and nape are rufous red; the back, wings, and tail are black, varied with white.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The red-backed shrike or butcher-bird of Africa and Europe, Laniusrufus. Also called L. auriculatus and by other names.
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