Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name sometimes given to the spotted flycatcher, Muscicapa grisola, because it often builds its nest on the projecting end of a beam or rafter in a building.
  • noun A provincial name for the petty-chaps or garden-warbler, Sylvia hortensis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A small European flycatcher (Muscicapa grisola), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology A small European flycatcher, Muscicapa gricola, that often nests on a beam in a building.

Etymologies

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beam +‎ bird

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