brown thrush


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brown thrush common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish-brown plumage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brown thrush (Zoöl) A common American singing bird (Harporhynchus rufus), allied to the mocking bird; -- also called brown thrasher.
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In literature:

Then a catbird and a brown thrush sang against a grosbeak and a hermit thrush.
"A Girl Of The Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter
The performance of a brown thrush drove him wild with envy.
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
There's a merry brown thrush sitting up in the tree.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
Oh, hark to the brown thrush!
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by Various
It always makes me provoked to hear Brownie called the Brown Thrush.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Beethoven was a beautiful brown thrush in a nest of cuckoos.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The little brown thrush felt the eagle quiver and begin to drop toward the earth.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
The glare was too much for my Thrush Hill brown.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The brown thrush was never so violent and eccentric in movement as just after his bath.
"In Nesting Time" by Olive Thorne Miller
There sounded the full-throated whistle of a brown thrush.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz

In poetry:

This is the song the Brown Thrush flings
Out of his thicket of roses;
Hark how it bubbles and rings,
Mark how it closes:
"The Angler’s Reveille" by Henry Van Dyke
Rich was the painted page they read
Before that sunset died;
Nut-brown hood by golden head,
Murmuring Rosa Mystica,
While nesting thrushes cried.
"The Young Friar" by Alfred Noyes
A pert brown Thrush on a bough o'er head
Fluttered his wings and carolled his song.
Happy as ever a bird could be,
Singing and working all day long.
"Mabel's Lesson" by Ella Fraser Weller
When on mountain road I travel,
Stained with dust and dirt and gravel,
In cool shade I sit me down;
Oft I see among the bushes
Feathered friends--shy brown thrushes,
Sweetest singers of renown.
"The Thrush" by Jared Barhite
Tell us a story to make us see
Things that gleamed on us long ago
Daisy meadows and fairy rings,
Greening woods, where the brown thrush sings,
And the shining blue where a sea-gull wings,
Teller of tales!
"The Working Children To The Story Teller" by Laura Benet

In news:

Brown, speckled, and reclusive, Bicknell's Thrush is one ofNorth America's rarest nesting songbirds .
The Bicknell's Thrush is a small, brown specked bird that is considered one of North America's rarest songbirds .