Translation of bird in Spanish:

bird

Pronunciation: /bɜːrd; bɜːd/

n

  • 1 1.1 (small) pájaro (m); (large) ave (f‡) bird's nest nido (m) de pájaro/ave her hair is a real bird's nest tiene el pelo hecho una verdadera maraña how did you know? — a little bird told me ¿cómo lo sabías? — me lo dijo un pajarito the bird has flown [set phrase] el pájaro ha volado a bird in a gilded cage un pájaro en una jaula de cristal the birds and the bees he told us about the birds and the bees nos contó de dónde venían los niños to be (strictly) for the birds [colloquial/familiar] no valer* nada to do bird (BrE) [slang/argot] estar* a la sombra [familiar/colloquial], estar* en cana or (Esp) en la trena or (Méx) en el tambo [argot/slang] to eat like a bird comer como un pajarito to give sb the bird [colloquial/familiar] (boo) abuchear a algn (in a relationship) dejar a algn, mandar a algn a freír espárragos [familiar/colloquial] to kill two birds with one stone matar dos pájaros de un tiro birds of a feather flock together Dios los cría y ellos se juntan they're birds of a feather son tal para cual a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando it's the early bird that catches the worm a quien madruga Dios lo ayuda 1.2 (clay pigeon) (AmE) plato (m) de tiro
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    • I am currently using turkey feathers to fletch with, after spending half a day on a commercial turkey farm plucking wing feathers as the birds went into the slaughter house.
    • With a three-foot wingspan and two long, streaming tail feathers, these birds are easy to recognize.
    • Such cases of female competition and aggression have been noted in many birds and other vertebrates.

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