red-backed shrike

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red-backed shrike (plural red-backed shrikes)

  1. A medium-sized bird (Lanius collurio) of the shrike family that breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and winters in tropical Africa, eating large insects, small birds, voles, and lizards.

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  • (UK, regional) pope

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