Enneoctonus rufus
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]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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