Definition of bushtit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oSHtit/
(also bush tit)


A small American songbird of the long-tailed tit family, with mainly pale gray plumage and sometimes a black mask.
  • Psaltriparus minimus, family Aegithalidae (formerly Paridae); formerly regarded as two species.
Example sentences
  • His research included classic works on quail, bushtits, Mexican and South American thrushes, New World jays, and others.
  • Out of nowhere come groups of tiny gray birds, bushtits maybe, diving into the branches, their wings aflicker, as if they were slightly drunk.
  • Addicott and Ervin, on the other hand, found that helping behavior in California bushtits was rare.

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Syllabification: bush·tit

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