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willow warbler

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noun
  1. any of several usually grayish-green leaf warblers, especially Phylloscopus trochilus, of Europe.
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Origin of willow warbler

First recorded in 1840–50
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  • The willow-warbler is a rather larger bird with a tinge of yellow in his plumage.

    Birds in Flight

    W. P. Pycraft

  • Three other tantalizing little members of this numerous tribe are the chiff-chaff, willow-warbler, and wood-warbler.

    Birds in Flight

    W. P. Pycraft

  • Ornithologists seem well agreed that the Willow-warbler's food consists entirely of insects.


British Dictionary definitions for willow warbler

willow warbler

noun
  1. an Old World warbler, Phylloscopus trochilis, of Eurasian woodlands
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