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reedbird

[reed-burd] /ˈridˌbɜrd/
noun, Southern U.S.
1.
Origin of reedbird
1640-1650
1640-50; reed + bird
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  • In July, after nesting, the male molts into a plumage resembling that of the female, when both are known as reedbird.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • He even loses his name, and is called reedbird, after his hiding-place.

    Citizen Bird Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • It goes North as the bobolink and goes South as the reedbird or ricebird.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for reedbird

reedbird

/ˈriːdˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of several birds that frequent reed beds, esp (in the US and Canada) the bobolink
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