Kirtland's warbler

[ kurt-luh ndz ]
/ ˈkɜrt ləndz /


a wood warbler, Dendroica kirtlandii, breeding only in north-central Michigan and wintering in the Bahamas, bluish gray above, striped with black and pale yellow below: an endangered species.

Origin of Kirtland's warbler

1855–60, Americanism; named after Jared Kirtland (1793–1877), American naturalist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019