Woodchat
Woodchat Wood"chat`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) 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. (b) 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • woodchat — [wood′chat΄] n. [ WOOD1 + CHAT1, n.] a European shrike (Lanius senator) …   English World dictionary

  • woodchat — /ˈwʊdtʃæt/ (say woodchat) noun a shrike, Lanius senator, of Europe and North Africa, having a black forehead and chestnut crown, nape, and upper mantle. Also, woodchat shrike. {wood1 + chat2 (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • woodchat — noun see woodchat shrike …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • woodchat — /wood chat /, n. 1. Also, woodchat shrike. a shrike, Lanius senator, of Europe and northern Africa, having a black forehead and a chestnut crown, nape, and mantle. 2. any of various Asiatic thrushes, esp. of the genus Larvivora. [1695 1705; WOOD1 …   Universalium

  • woodchat — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : any of several Asian birds of the family Turdidae and the genus Erithacus the males of which are mostly bright blue marked with red or rufous beneath 2. or woodchat shrike : a European shrike (Lanius senator) whose males have …   Useful english dictionary

  • woodchat — noun Lanius senator, a medium sized migratory passerine bird of the shrike family …   Wiktionary

  • Woodchat Shrike — Taxobox name = Woodchat Shrike status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Laniidae genus = Lanius species = L. senator binomial = Lanius senator binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • woodchat shrike — noun Date: 1781 a black and white European shrike (Lanius senator) with a red crown and nape called also woodchat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • woodchat shrike — rudagalvė medšarkė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Lanius senator angl. woodchat shrike vok. Rotkopfwürger, m rus. красноголовый сорокопут, m pranc. pie grièche à tête rousse, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • woodchat shrike — noun see woodchat 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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