catbird

Primary Meanings of catbird

1.
n
North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing
2.
n
any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
Full Definitions of catbird
1

n North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing

Synonyms:
Dumetella carolinensis, gray catbird, grey catbird
Type of:
oscine, oscine bird
passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
2

n any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females

Synonyms:
bowerbird
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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