- a crested passerine bird, Phainopepla nitens, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
Origin of phainopepla
Examples from the Web for phainopepla
Historical Examples of phainopepla
In the family, Phainopepla and Phainoptila show the least flaring in this region.
Dchūrr, dchūrr; when flying, a shrill huit like call-note of Phainopepla.Color Key to North American Birds
Frank M. Chapman
It may be seen that in Bombycilla and in Phainopepla, the tracts are much shortened.
The phainopepla is a beautiful fellow, with an elegant pointed crest, and plumage shining like satin.The Children's Book of Birds
Olive Thorne Miller
Phainopepla has various call notes, and in addition, a succession of notes which are run together.