- Also woodchat shrike. a shrike, Lanius senator, of Europe and northern Africa, having a black forehead and a chestnut crown, nape, and mantle.
- any of various Asiatic thrushes, especially of the genus Larvivora.
Origin of woodchat
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- a songbird, Lanius senator, of Europe and N Africa, having a black-and-white plumage with a reddish-brown crown and a hooked bill: family Laniidae (shrikes)
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