Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Asiatic warbler of the genus Calliope belonging to the thrush family.
- n. Any of numerous species of hummingbird, the males having a brilliant patch of metallic red on the throat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to Trochilus, Calypte, Stellula, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections; esp., the common humming bird of the Eastern United States (Trochilus colubris).
- ruby + throat (Wiktionary)
“FIVE ON THE WINGSiberian rubythroat Luscinia calliopeA member of the thrush family which is distinguished by its olive-brown upper parts, bright red throat and white stripes above and below the eyes.”
“The rubythroat winters in India and Indonesia and is normally rare in western Europe.”
“Last month a Siberian rubythroat – a tiny brown bird with a scarlet chest – was spotted outside Lerwick in Shetland.”
“I was with a group walking the beaches of Casco Cove when a call came in from the Gilbert Ridge: Siberian rubythroat!”
“They are so much like humming-birds in their movements, that many of the country people consider them as a sort of cousin-german of our common rubythroat.”
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birds with singular names from
at least 9 English dictionaries
Birds endemic to the United States and/or North America.
Words, from A Summer of Hummingbirds by Christopher Benfey
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