Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American oriole of the family Icteridæ and subfamily Icterinæ: so called from its pensile purse-like nest. The Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula, and the orchard oriole, I. spurius, are the best-known hangbirds. Also called
hangnestand hanging-bird. See cut under oriole.
- n. Some other bird which builds a hanging nest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.
- n. eastern subspecies of northern oriole
“There are notes of joy from the hangbird and wren,”
“The old pond seems glad to have us go, and the fire-hangbird's nest in the willer tree waves us good-bye.”
“The old pond seems glad to have us go, and the fire-hangbird's nest in the willer-tree waves us good-by.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘hangbird’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
birds with singular names from
at least 9 English dictionaries
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 hangbird.