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reedbird

[ reed-burd ]

noun

, Southern U.S.


reedbird

/ ˈriːdˌbɜːd /

noun

  1. any of several birds that frequent reed beds, esp (in the US and Canada) the bobolink


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Word History and Origins

Origin of reedbird1

First recorded in 1640–50; reed + bird
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Example Sentences

In July, after nesting, the male molts into a plumage resembling that of the female, when both are known as Reedbird.

He even loses his name, and is called Reedbird, after his hiding-place.

It goes North as the bobolink and goes South as the reedbird or ricebird.

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