Definition of Phoebe bird
1. Noun. Small dun-colored North American flycatcher.
Generic synonyms: Flycatcher, New World Flycatcher, Tyrant Bird, Tyrant Flycatcher
Group relationships: Genus Sayornis, Sayornis
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Literary usage of Phoebe bird
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1. A Treasury of American Verse by Walter Learned, H. C. Edwards, Thomas McIlvaine (1897)
"THE PHOEBE-BIRD. YES, I was wrong about the phoebe-bird, Two songs it has, and both of them I've heard : 1 did not know those strains of joy and sorrow Came ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The common pewee or Phoebe-bird (Sayornis fuscus), is seven inches long and nine and one-half ... Its range is about the same as that of the phoebe-bird. ..."
3. Friends' Review: A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal edited by Enoch Lewis, Samuel Rhoads (1849)
"We do not recollect whether we have before chronicled the romantic incident of a bird of the species called the "Phoebe-bird " tuning the last season built ..."
4. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"See Phoebe-Bird and ... Another of the feathered visitors who follow close upon the steps of winter is the Pewit, Peewee, or Phoebe-bird. ..."