redbird

[red-burd]
noun
1.
the cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis.
2.
any of various other birds having red plumage, as the scarlet tanager.

Origin:
1660–70; red1 + bird

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redbird

noun
1. the male is bright red with black wings and tail [syn: scarlet tanager
2. crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male [syn: cardinal
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Redbird's rugged terrain and forested surroundings are revealed from an aerial perspective.
The cardinal, or redbird, was common farther south but rare here.
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