"Say, look at the red-bird," he shouted, as a Tanager flitted onto a low branch and blazed in the sun.
red-bird,—a most beautiful scarlet bird, the size of a blackbird.
She's good and as putty as a red-bird, but I don't reckon that she'd like to be the wife of a mountain preacher.
In Kentucky the summer red-bird everywhere attracted my attention.
I have heard him give the red-bird's call, and heard that loveliest of all birds answer him.
The turkey-cock had gone to its rest; so had the red-bird, so had the jay-bird; so had Sprigg.
How we should miss him if he were gone, or even were become as rare as the summer red-bird and the cardinal are in our latitude!
The red-bird flutters lower down in the coppice of green pawpaws, or amidst the amber leaflets of the beechen thicket.
And then the red-bird, himself desperately in love, knew what it all meant, and burst into jubilant song.
It may pass, however, as a badly executed likeness of the tufted cardinal grosbeak or red-bird.