redback

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redback

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redback spider

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(Animals) a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
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Archie's British Birding Blog recorded: "At lunchtime this afternoon a stunning adult male redbacked shrike was discovered at Ladywalk Nature Reserve.
Remarkably, this is the first twitchable redbacked shrike in Warwickshire in modern times." A posse of birdwatchers were still scouring the open space for the shrike yesterday, but had no luck.
A summer migrant from warmer climes, the redbacked shrike was once a common, countryside sight, but by 1988 just a single nesting pair remained, successfully fledging young in Santon Downham, Suffolk.