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Blackburnian warbler

[blak-bur-nee-uh n] /blækˈbɜr ni ən/
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a black-and-white North American wood warbler, Dendroica fusca, having an orange throat and an orange and black head.
Origin of Blackburnian warbler
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism; named after Mrs. Hugh Blackburn, 18th-century Englishwoman; see -ian
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  • Had the Blackburnian warbler been seen in this neighbourhood, as he had been told?

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