Definition of bluethroat in English:

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bluethroat

Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞oTHrōt/

noun

A small, lively thrush found in northern Eurasia and Alaska. The male has a blue throat with a reddish spot in the center.
  • Luscinia svecica, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, in bluethroats, European starlings, and blue tits female choice for males with greater UV reflectance appears to favor structural plumage traits.
  • In many passerine species, including bluethroats, male removal results in an overall reduction in food supply.
  • A lost waif and stray of extraordinary beauty turned up in Aberdeen and made the front page of two national newspapers: a bluethroat looking enchantingly like a robin that had been coloured in wrong.

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Syllabification: blue·throat

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