rusty blackbird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rusty blackbird North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fall
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Usage

In literature:

Rusty the Blackbird came swooping down next.
"Bumper, The White Rabbit" by George Ethelbert Walsh
Notice the rusty blackbird's pale yellow eye.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
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In news:

From 2009 to 2011, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center conducted a census known as the Rusty Blackbird Blitz to learn more about the bird's wintering sites.
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