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warbler

Line breaks: warb|ler
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːblə
 
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Definition of warbler in English:

noun

1Any of a number of small insectivorous songbirds that typically have a warbling song:
Example sentences
  • Songbirds like warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks, and sparrows are far from the only birds that display dimorphism.
  • While song sparrows and yellow warblers, two of the most common cowbird eggs' hosts, are not deep woods birds, these small songbirds are unable to compete with the wildly proliferating numbers of cowbirds.
  • Our target species these past weeks were not raptors, waders, or waterfowl, but were, in fact, songbirds, specifically warblers.
2 informal A person who sings in a trilling or quavering voice.

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