phoebe bird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phoebe bird small dun-colored North American flycatcher
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Usage

In literature:

The little Phoebe-birds have lit.
"Tattine" by Ruth Ogden
A Connecticut farmer took me out under his porch, one April day, and showed me a phoebe bird's nest six stories high.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
Its relative, the phoebe-bird, builds an exquisite nest of moss on the side of some shelving cliff or overhanging rock.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
The little brown bird, the phoebe, looks at you from her niche till you are within a few feet of her, when she darts away.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
You are laughing and sunny, as you say, but there is something in you like the Phoebe bird just the same.
"The Claim Jumpers" by Stewart Edward White
At Mr. Frank Seaman's summer home in the Catskills, the phoebe birds nest on the beams under the roof of the porch.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Its relative, the phoebe-bird, builds an exquisite nest of moss on the side of some shelving cliff or overhanging rock.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
You see we are Phoebe birds, and that is the way we always sing.
"Uncle Wiggily's Travels" by Howard R. Garis
Phoebe sat up on the edge of the bed, lazily stretching for a moment, as a pretty bird stretches its leg along its wing.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
The phoebe bird is about the first one we shall see.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
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In news:

The Robinsons enjoy the Upperville Colt and Horse Show: Katie, Donald, Elizabeth-Anne "Bird," Phoebe and Red.
Interestingly enough, you don't have to care all that much about birds to get sucked into her dreamy illustrated stories of bluebirds and phoebes, titmice and ospreys.
On one of our beautiful spring mornings, I walked out our back door to be greeted by a splash of colors from my wife Mary Alice's flower gardens - birds, such as black-capped chickadees, cardinals and phoebes, singing.
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