young bird


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n young bird a bird that is still young
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  • Mark Twain
    “It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”


In literature:

But how to introduce these noble and fortifying ideals into the mind of that flighty young bird, Hal?
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
The swallows' eggs have hatched into young birds.
"More Translations from the Chinese" by Various
He's a young bird to be a killer.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The young archer rode along the forest path and listened for the singing of the birds, but there was no singing.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
The young whydah birds crouch closely together at night for heat.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
The young birds will be everywhere just now.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
This may be of any size, depending altogether on the bird the young trapper fancies to secure.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Mrs. Mocking Bird was just falling asleep in the nest with her young, and Mr. Mocking Bird was already asleep not far from her side.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
Birds seem to be all very much attached to their young.
"Stories about the Instinct of Animals, Their Characters, and Habits" by Thomas Bingley
The food for young mocking-birds should he meal and milk, and occasionally finely-minced fresh meat.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various

In poetry:

At morn the Countess Louis heard
Young light sing in the lark.
Ere eve it was that other bird,
Which brings the starless dark.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
Strange the song—its wondrous words
Taken from the primal tongue,
Known to men, and beasts, and birds,
When the care-worn world was young
"The Nightingale" by Victor James Daley
Let it go – the bird so cruelly
Despoiled of her young and nest. . .
May the infinite air of loneliness
Waft where her broken wings took her.
"Despondency" by Antero Tarquinio de Quental
All night I sleep the young child's sleep
And waken to the robin's song,
Blithe as the bird. Dear Angels, keep
My darling the sharp spears among.
"The Refreshment" by Katharine Tynan
While I listened, like young birds,
Hints were fluttering; almost words,—­
Leaned and leaned, and nearer came;—­
Everything had changed its name.
"Contrasted Songs: A Lily And The Lute" by Jean Ingelow
There sits a bird on every tree;
Sing heigh-ho!
There sits a bird on every tree,
And courts his love as I do thee;
Sing heigh-ho, and heigh-ho!
Young maids must marry.
"Sing Heigh-Ho!" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

Children are never too young to develop an interest in birds.
Lo-fi pop quartet White Birds is a young band, but it's also kind of old.
This young bird was doing a little fishing in the river before traveling.
Shahs Of Sunset Star Receives Disturbing Fan Letter From Young Fan: 'I Will Kill My Birds & Hamsters For You'.
Russia's Putin dresses like a crane and leads young birds in flight in a hang glider .
Stillwater firefighters rescue young bird from church steeple .
Club hosts 150-mile Young Bird race.
A two-day opportunity dedicated to young bird hunters kicks off the 2012 pheasant and waterfowl seasons in Washington next weekend.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Cee Lo Green, Andrew Bird.
Spurred by technology, young bird-watchers are flocking to a pastime once dominated by retirees.
A new article published in Veterinary Record reveals that young birds can get "drunk" on fermented berries and exhibit symptoms familiar to people who drink too much.
When the reintroduced birds successfully raised young on the island in 1990, the entire state had only seven pairs of bald eagles.
Young birds of prey can be seen on live webcam.
Female birds of prey are larger than males due to their need to warm eggs and defend their young.
When these birds are young, they delay reproduction and help others raise their offspring.

In science:

Examples cited in the literature are warning calls of birds and primates, the social behaviour of bees and ants and other insects, collective feeding of the young by all flock members of the Mexican Jay, or blood sharing of vampire bats (see [114] for these and many more examples).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Thus, conversely to altricial species, this hormone was generally considered not to be involved in parental care during young-rearing in precocial birds (see Goldsmith, 1991 for a review).
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird