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- n. Plural form of phainopepla.
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Western bluebirds and phainopeplas thrive on the poisonous-to-us fruits of the oak mistletoe.
The pyracantha shrub was alive with birds: American robins, cardinals, mountain bluebirds, bridled titmice, mockingbirds, phainopeplas, hermit thrushes, a Crissal thrasher, cedar waxwings and a varied thrush.
• In the bosques, watch for phainopeplas and pyrrhuloxias.