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mourning warbler

noun
1.
a North American wood warbler, Oporornis philadelphia, olive-green above, yellow below, and with a gray head and throat.
Origin of mourning warbler
1800-1810
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10
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  • The mourning warbler himself likes a roadside copse better than a deep wood, jealous as he may be of man's approach.

    A Rambler's lease Bradford Torrey
  • The mourning warbler's song, as I heard it, was like this: Whit whit whit, wit wit.

    Birds in the Bush

    Bradford Torrey

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