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- n. A small European flycatcher, Muscicapa gricola, that often nests on a beam in a building.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small European flycatcher (Muscicapa grisola), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. A provincial name for the petty-chaps or garden-warbler, Sylvia hortensis.
beam + bird (Wiktionary)