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reedbird

[ reed-burd ]
/ ˈridˌbɜrd /
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noun Southern U.S.
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Origin of reedbird

First recorded in 1640–50; reed + bird
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How to use reedbird in a sentence

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

    What Bird is That?|Frank M. Chapman
  • He even loses his name, and is called Reedbird, after his hiding-place.

    Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • It goes North as the bobolink and goes South as the reedbird or ricebird.

    Endurance Test|Alan Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for reedbird

reedbird
/ (ˈriːdˌbɜːd) /

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