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willow warbler

any of several usually grayish-green leaf warblers, especially Phylloscopus trochilus, of Europe.
Origin of willow warbler
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The willow-warbler is a rather larger bird with a tinge of yellow in his plumage.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • Ornithologists seem well agreed that the willow-warbler's food consists entirely of insects.

  • Three other tantalizing little members of this numerous tribe are the chiff-chaff, willow-warbler, and wood-warbler.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
British Dictionary definitions for willow-warbler

willow warbler

an Old World warbler, Phylloscopus trochilis, of Eurasian woodlands
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