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ring ouzel

Syllabification: ring ou·zel
(also ring ousel)

Definition of ring ouzel in English:

noun

A European thrush that resembles a blackbird with a white crescent across the breast, inhabiting upland moors and mountainous country.
  • Turdus torquatus, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae
Example sentences
  • Unlike the blackbird, the ring ouzel is usually wary and wild, shunning the neighbourhood of human habitation.
  • Other species such as the wheatear, ring ouzel, and sandwich tern have all been observed about one week earlier than usual.
  • Similarly I can recall seeing blackcock, grouse, ring ousel and merlin on Exmoor until the mid sixties.

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