verdin

verdin

[vur-dn]
noun
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:
1880–85, Americanism; < French: a green passerine bird of Southeast Asia (Chloropsis spelling), derivative of vert green (see vert)

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verdin (ˈvɜːdɪn)
 
n
a small W North American tit, Auriparus flaviceps, having a grey plumage with a yellow head
 
[French: yellowhammer]

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