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.
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- noun zoology A small
European flycatcher, Muscicapa gricola, that often nestson a beamin a building.
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beam + bird
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