Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n haybird A small bird, as a warbler or flycatcher, which uses hay in building its nest. The name is variously applied, as to the whitethroat, Sylvia cinerea, the European blackcap, S. atricapilla, and other species of the same genus in its most restricted sense; to the willow-warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus, the wood-warbler, P. sibilatrix, and chiff-chaff, P. rufus; to the spotted flycatcher, Muscicapa grisola, etc. [Eng.]
- n haybird The pectoral sandpiper, or grass-snipe, Tringa maculata.