from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various birds that frequent rice fields.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Another name of the reed-bird: applied to the bobolink in the fall, when it is in yellowish plumage and feeds largely on wild rice (Zizania aquatica), or, in the southern United States, upon cultivated rice, to which it does much damage.
- noun The paddy-bird, Padda oryzivora, well known in confinement as the Java sparrow, and common in China, etc.
- noun In Texas, the crow-blackbird, Quiscalus quiscula; in the Sandwich Islands, a subspecies of the Mexican purple fiuch, Carpodacus mexicanus obscurus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The Java sparrow.
- noun The bobolink.
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- noun migratory American songbird
- noun small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields
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I believe it the least effective of the various things devised by the Igorot to protect his rice from the multitudes of ti-lin '-- the small, brown ricebird  found broadly over the Archipelago.
When the woman uncovered the basket, Tilin, the little brown ricebird, flew away, calling:
Thinking this barbarity over, I started to get indignant; but just in time I remembered what we ourselves have done to decimate the canvas-back duck and the wild pigeon and the ricebird and the red-worsted pulse-warmer, and other pleasing wild creatures of the earlier days in America, now practically or wholly extinct.
And Stuttgart High School is only one of two high school in the country that has the ricebird as a mascot.
Feb 22nd, 2010 at 5: 04 pm ricebird: this reminds me of pizza rolls. but alas, i will be forced to try this at some point, i’m sure, so it’s a good thing i like pizza rolls.
Feb 22nd, 2010 at 5: 42 pm ricebird: and I also wonder how Scott from Scott’s Pizza Tours feels about this.