Definition of Reedbird

1. Noun. Migratory American songbird.




2. Noun. Small European warbler that breeds among reeds and wedges and winters in Africa.

Definition of Reedbird

1. n. The bobolink.

Definition of Reedbird

1. Noun. The bobolink. ¹

2. Noun. One of several small Asiatic songbirds of the genera ''Schoenicola'' and ''Eurycercus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reedbird

1. the bobolink [n -S] - See also: bobolink

Medical Definition of Reedbird

1. The bobolink. One of several small Asiatic singing birds of the genera Schoenicola and Eurycercus. Synonym: reed babbler. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Reedbird

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"In describing this specimen,8 I have said that it was passing from the reedbird to the black Bobolink plumage by a complete moult. In fact the only feathers ..."

2. The Tribune Almanac and Political Registerby Horace Greeley by Horace Greeley (1904)
"1; reedbird, ortolan or rail. Feb. 1-Sept. 1 ; duck, goose, brant, swan (except summer or wood duck). ... 15-May 1; sora, water rail or ortolan, reedbird, ..."

3. Legislation for the Protection of Birds Other Than Game Birds by Theodore Sherman Palmer (1900)
"The bobolink, which is rigidly protected during its stay on its breeding grounds in the Northern States, receives the name of reedbird as soon as it enters ..."

4. Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1921)
"He is no reedbird ordinary fellow; he is the soloist of comic ... the reedbird on toast L. 7.35 inches of the epicure, the Robert of Lincoln of May lath the ..."

5. Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1921)
"... reedbird ordinary fellow; he is the soloist of comic his enemy the rice grower of South Carolina! In appearance he and his mate are utterly different; ..."

6. Neighbours of Field, Wood, and Stream: Or, Through the Year with Nature's by Morton Grinnell (1901)
"... who said that he had seen Sora in Carolina, and that there Sora had snubbed him, also, and had said that his name was reedbird. ..."

7. The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore by Ernest Thompson Seton (1921)
"Bobolink or reedbird. eighteen inches long and thirty wide. It makes itself a nuisance in all the heavily wooded parts of E. North America. ..."

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