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Definition of the noun Red-Backed Shrike

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Red-backed Shrike is the vernacular name of the Lanius collurio, a species of Lanius.

Alternative definition of the noun Red-Backed Shrike

noun

  1. a medium-sized bird of the shrike family Laniidae that breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and winters in tropical Africa, and eats large insects, small birds, voles and lizards.

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Google previewThe feathered tribes of the British islands (1834)

by Robert Mudie

" The locality of the red-backed shrike is the most remarkable part of its natural history. It is short- winged, ...

Google previewThe Nature Guide to the Hortobagy and Tisza River Floodplain, Hungary (2008)

by Dirk Hilbers

Shrikes Red-backed Shrike is a common breeding bird in all shrubby terrain ...

Google previewLand birds (1833)

by Prideaux John Selby

periodical THE Red-backed shrike is a regular periodical visitant in visitant. Britain, arriving in the spring, and commencing its equatorial migration in September or October, as soon as the young 150 INSESSORES. LANIUS. Shrike .

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Smaller than the Red-backed Shrike ; head nnd upper parts ultramarine blue, excepting the tips of the wings and tail, which are black ; under parts pure white ; between the bill and the eye a black velvet-like spot. Native of the inland parts of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

White-browed woodswailow Artamus supercitiasus, family Artamidae Brubru Nilaus afer, family Malaconotidae Red-backed shrike Lanius colluna, family laniidae FACT Fl Shrikes and allies These families of primarily msect-eaung birds can be ...

Google previewFuldstændigt dansk og engelsk haand-lexicon (1807)

by Christian Friderick Bay

the great -_ Shrike, red-backed Shrike. Corp, a Hamlet, Boreugh. - Torsdag, Thursday. Torst, a Cod. (Tort, an Affront, Abuse, Con2 rumely , Disgrace, Dishonour, Shatne. (giøre een) to abuse one, affront, disgrace him.

Google previewThe farmer's encyclopædia, and dictionary of rural affairs (1842)

by Cuthbert William Johnson

The red-backed shrike (Z. colluris) is very similar in its habits to the grey shrike last described, but is much more common, and visits this country only in the summer. In the adult male the plumage of the head and neck are grey ; back and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana: Miscellaneous and lexicographical (1845)

by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Smaller than the Red-backed Shrike ; head and upper parts ultramarine blue, excepting the tips of the wings and tail, which are black ; under parts pure white; between the bill and the eye a black velvet-like spot. Native of the inland parts of ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

From specific name Lanius collurio Linnaeus, 1758, Red-backed Shrike. collurio Gr. kollurio#n thrush-sized bird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius, not further identified, but later conjectured to be a shrike (e.g. Belon 1555) or a ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Smaller than the Red-backed Shrike ; head and upper parts ultramarine blue, excepting the tips of the wings and tail, which are black ; under parts pure white; between the bill and the eye a black velvet-like spot. Native of the inland parts of ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

Smaller than the Red-backed Shrike ; head and upper parts ultramarine blue, excepting1 the tips of the wings and tail, which are black ; under parts pure white ; between the bill and the eye a black velvet-like spot. Native of the inland parts of ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1860)

by J. G. Heck

Laniarius collurio, red-backed shrike, .... 553 " 20. Laniarius exubitor, butcher bird, 553 Fig.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

Red-backed shrike, lesser butcher-bird, or flusher.— Tail somewhat wedged; back hoary; four innermost tail-feathers of one colour; bill of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1858)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Red-backed Shrike. Wood-Chat. Golden Oriole. Black Ouzel or Blackbird. Ring- Ouzel. Migratory Ouzel. Black-throated Thrush. Collurio excubitor, Vig. C. meridionalis, Vig. C. minor, Vig. Lanius collurio, Linn. L. rufus, Briss. Oriolus galbula, Linn ...

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