Definition of blackcap in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈblakkap


  • 1A mainly European warbler with a black cap in the male and a reddish-brown one in the female.
    • Sylvia atricapilla, family Sylviidae
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    • It is expected the chorus will include the blackcap, willow warbler and chiffchaff and others.
    • We have planted over 800 native trees along the embankment, creating a wonderful habitat for warblers such as whitethroat, garden warbler and blackcap.
    • The researchers cite as an example the European blackcap, a bird that traditionally breeds in Germany and then migrates southwest for the winter to Spain and Portugal.
  • 2North American The black-capped chickadee.
    • Parus atricapillus, family Paridae

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