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mourning warbler

a North American wood warbler, Oporornis philadelphia, olive-green above, yellow below, and with a gray head and throat.
Origin of mourning warbler
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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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