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- n. A small Old World passerine bird, Luscinia svecica, the male in spring having a bright blue throat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A singing bird of northern Europe and Asia (Cyanecula Suecica), related to the nightingales; -- called also blue-throated robin and blue-throated warbler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small sylviine bird of the genus Cyanecula, inhabiting northern Europe and Asia, and occasionally found also in Alaska; a kind of redstart or red-tailed warbler, having a spot of rich blue on the throat. There are two species or varieties, C. suecica and C. wolfi. Also called bluebreast and blue-throated redstart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. songbird of northern Europe and Asia
Norwegian scientists find that some 60 percent of bluethroat females indulged in "extra-pair copulations."
I pished, sucking air through my teeth, chacking and tutting, and a bluethroat appeared from behind a pigsty, a beautiful sort-of-redstart for me, almost equally good, its next year’s blue intimated in its delicate pinpricked necklace.
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