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verdin

[vur-dn] /ˈvɜr dn/
noun
1.
a small, yellow-headed, titmouse-like bird, Auriparus flaviceps, of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, which builds a compact, spherical nest of thorny twigs.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; < French: a green passerine bird of Southeast Asia (Chloropsis spelling), derivative of vert green (see vert)
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verdin

/ˈvɜːdɪn/
noun
1.
a small W North American tit, Auriparus flaviceps, having a grey plumage with a yellow head
Word Origin
French: yellowhammer
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