- hair + bird (Wiktionary)
“I have known the social sparrow, or "hairbird," to build under a shed, in a tuft of hay that hung down, through the loose flooring, from the mow above.”
“The pretty nocturnal trill of the hairbird; the remarkable change which civilization has wrought in the habits of the cliff-swallow; the disputed question whether the cat-bird is or is not a mocker; -- these and a hundred similar points relate to very common birds, and are accordingly unnoticed by Mr. Samuels.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘hairbird’.
A list of birders' "shorthand" names, traditional nicknames, non-English names, and obsolete names for feathered creatures worldwide.
Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
Looking for tweets for hairbird.