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skunk blackbird


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.


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  • Thanks for the nickname, bilby--hadn't heard this one before. Sad story, though, and all too common.

    March 31, 2008

  • "In this case, the victims are North American songbirds. Bobolinks, called skunk blackbirds in some places, were once a common sight in the Eastern United States. In mating season, the male in his handsome tuxedo-like suit sings deliriously as he whirrs madly over the hayfields. Bobolink numbers have plummeted almost 50 percent in the last four decades, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey."
    'Did Your Shopping List Kill a Songbird?', Bridget Stutchbury in NY Times, 30 March 2008.

    March 31, 2008