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blackcap Syllabification: black·cap
Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌkap/

Definition of blackcap in English:


1A mainly European warbler with a black cap in the male and a reddish-brown one in the female.
  • Sylvia atricapilla, family Sylviidae
Example sentences
  • 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. See chickadee.
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