from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small Eurasian finch (Carduelis flavirostris) having streaked brown plumage.
from The Century Dictionary.
- A variant of
- noun A kind of linnet, the mountain-linnet, Linaria montium or L. flavirostris, a European bird of the family Fringillidæ, nearly related to the redpoll, siskin, and goldfinch.
- An obsolete form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng., Prov. Eng. The European tree sparrow.
- noun Prov. Eng. The mountain linnet (
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A small
passerinebird, Carduelis flavirostris, that breeds in northern Europeand across central Asia.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
(_Ruticilla titys_), Dartford warbler (_Silvia undata_), grasshopper warbler (_Locustella nævia_) [d], waxwing (_Ampelis garrulus_), twite
You be twite dead, Dimmy, and I'll peep in and see
And the report also claims that there species classified as "critically endangered" in Wales, including the golden plover, twite and yellow wagtail, face extinction in Wales by 2015 unless urgent conservation action is carried out.
Dr Siân Whitehead, terrestrial and freshwater ornithologist for the CCW said: From this report, the urgency of conservation action for some breeding species such as golden plover and twite is clear.
England Twite Recovery Project, said: Even before these fires, the twite was one of England's most threatened birds.
Fires have struck both the nesting and feeding sites of the the twite It said many of the 100 pairs that nest in small colonies in the southern Pennines might be affected.
I am not talking about being a birder, of owning binoculars or of knowing that the bunch of small brown birds I saw happened to be a flock of twite.
“Munny, my iron’s twite told; pease put it down to warm.”