catbird

Definitions of catbird
  1. noun
    North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing
    synonyms: Dumetella carolinensis, gray catbird, grey catbird
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    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
  2. noun
    any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
    synonyms: bowerbird
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    types:
    Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, satin bird, satin bowerbird
    of southeast Australia; male is glossy violet blue; female is light grey-green
    Chlamydera nuchalis, great bowerbird
    large bowerbird of northern Australia
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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