• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phainopepla (Zoöl) A small crested passerine bird (Phaïnopepla nitens), native of Mexico and the Southern United States. The adult male is of a uniform glossy blue-black; the female is brownish. Called also black flycatcher.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. shining + robe


In literature:

The Phainopepla occurs throughout most of Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
From the middle of March till the middle of May I watched and waited for the phainopeplas.
"A-Birding on a Bronco" by Florence A. Merriam
A bird classed with the waxwings is a California bird, the PHAINOPEPLA, or SHINING CRESTED FLYCATCHER.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller

In news:

Bird Panoche Valley Road south of Hollister in search of Golden Eagle, Yellow-billed Magpie, California Thrasher, Phainopepla, Greater Roadrunner, and Long-eared Owl.