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olive-backed thrush

[ol-iv-bakt] /ˈɒl ɪvˌbækt/
Origin of olive-backed thrush
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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  • The olive-backed thrush has a hurried unrestful song, a combination of the notes of the wood thrush and the veery.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • The olive-backed thrush you will enjoy after your day's work is quite finished.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Last May I glanced up from my book and espied an olive-backed thrush in the back yard, foraging among the currant-bushes.

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey
  • Personally I do not know a bittern from an olive-backed thrush.

    Four Americans Henry A. Beers
  • One day as I sat here I heard the song of the olive-backed thrush down in the currant-bushes below me.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • The olive-backed thrush and its relative, the russet-backed, occupy the whole of the United States at some time during the year.

  • I have had persons say they saw and heard them in this section, when it was either the hermit or olive-backed thrush.

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