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bush tit

noun
  1. any of several North American titmice of the genus Psaltriparus, which construct long, pendent nests.
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Origin of bush tit

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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  • Much to my surprise, in the bush-tit's nest there was a broken eggshell.

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

  • This Bush-Tit has a bright yellow head and throat, the upper parts being gray and the belly, white.

    The Bird Book

    Chester A. Reed

  • The bush-tit feeds largely on insects that destroy grape-vines and on the black olive scale.

    Checking the Waste

    Mary Huston Gregory

  • When I first saw the bush-tit in its round doorway, it suggested Jack Horner's famous plum, comical little ball of feathers!

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

  • One of the boys of the valley told me about seeing a racer snake go into a bush-tit's pocket.

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam