from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two small, long-tailed birds (Psaltriparus minimus or P. melanotis) of western North America, having predominantly gray plumage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A North American long-tailed tit, of the genus Psaltriparus, that has mostly grey plumage
The most abundant resident birds are the bushtit, pinyon jay, plain titmouse, black-chinned hummingbird, Woodhouse's jay, red-tailed hawk, golden eagle, red-shafted flicker, and rock wren.
The most common birds seen in the dry summer season are wrentit, common bushtit, and rufous-sided towhee.
So I just spellchecked something I'm working on, and spellcheck flagged the word "bullshit" and wanted to replace it with the word "bushtit."
Several times I've been down there I go "down" the main part of my flower garden and I've heard that unmistakeable squeak like a bushtit on steroids and it's come and posed and flashed its colours at me and of course I haven't had my camera with me.
Not to mention the bird that's got it all, the bushtit … pete Says:
Our capital city is also full of bushtit, if you change spelling a bit.
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