Definition of bushtit in English:


Syllabification: bush·tit
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oSHˌtit
(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
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    • 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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