American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A North American warbler (Dendroica striata), the male of which has a black cap.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The black-poll warbler, Dendroica striata, which has the top of the head black.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A warbler of the United States (Dendroica striata).
- n. North American warbler having a black-and-white head
- black + poll, head. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We were barged out the way by about 30 birdwatchers all rushing to see a blackpoll warbler.”
“Northern migratory species winter in the savanna, such as spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, barn swallow Hirundo rustica and blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata.”
“The park is a significant breeding site for harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus, blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata, common tern Sterna hirundo, and arctic tern S. paridisaea, a nesting site for bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephala, rock ptarmigan Lagopus mutus and American tree sparrow Spizella arborea, and a stopover for migrating shore birds.”
“Red-tailed hawks, scarlet tanagers, blackpoll warblers and more are lined up in drawers stacked floor to ceiling, their bodies lifelike except for the white cotton where their eyes once were.”
“Another bird, the blackpoll warbler, flies nonstop over water from Northern Canada to South America.”
“The blackpoll warbler, weighing .5 ounce, migrates up to 6,000 miles and it has been estimated that it flaps its wings roughly four million times during the journey.”
“A former wilderness guide now with the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, Prickett had done bird surveys from the mountain, recording Bicknell's thrush, Swainson's thrush, winter wren, blackpoll warbler and white-throated sparrow.”
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