verdin

[vur-dn]
noun
  1. a small, yellow-headed, titmouse-like bird, Auriparus flaviceps, of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, which builds a compact, spherical nest of thorny twigs.

Origin of verdin

1880–85, Americanism; < French: a green passerine bird of Southeast Asia (Chloropsis spelling), derivative of vert green (see vert)
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verdin

noun
  1. a small W North American tit, Auriparus flaviceps, having a grey plumage with a yellow head

Word Origin for verdin

French: yellowhammer
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