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blue·bird

 (blo͞o′bûrd′)
n.
Any of several North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, having blue plumage and usually a rust-colored breast in the male.

bluebird

(ˈbluːˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any North American songbird of the genus Sialia, having a blue or partly blue plumage: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
2. (Animals) fairy bluebird any songbird of the genus Irena, of S and SE Asia, having a blue-and-black plumage: family Irenidae
3. (Animals) any of various other birds having a blue plumage

blue•bird

(ˈbluˌbɜrd)

n.
any of several North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, of the thrush family, the male of which is predominantly blue.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluebird - fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indiesbluebird - fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Irena, Irena - type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds
2.bluebird - blue North American songbird
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Sialia, Sialia - North American bluebirds
Translations

bluebird

[ˈbluːbɜːd] Npájaro m azul, azulejo m (de América)

bluebird

[ˈbluːˌbɜːd] nuccello azzurro
References in classic literature ?
On the 13th of March, after I had heard the bluebird, song sparrow, and red-wing, the ice was still nearly a foot thick.
The faint silvery warblings heard over the partially bare and moist fields from the bluebird, the song sparrow, and the red-wing, as if the last flakes of winter tinkled as they fell
IT proved to be a dream 50th league game in charge of Cardiff City for Neil Warnock as the Bluebirds secured an impressive 3-1 win over Ipswich on Tuesday night to move back up to second place in the Championship.
Smaller than robins, bluebirds are named for their bright blue plumage.
Schneider Electrics Data Center Service Provider (DCSP) team developed a three-phased approach for expanding Bluebirds underground data center to implement tailored solutions throughout the data center lifecycle, including Building Management System (BMS) integration services, Uniflair cooling solutions, Remote Power Panels (RPPs) and more, without interrupting ongoing operations.
It had been a long time coming, so this win over Birmingham will come as a massive relief for Bluebirds manager Russell Slade.
Experiments show that female western bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) harassed by other species competing for nesting cavities tend to lay eggs with abundant testosterone.
Hall, of Charlton, and his father, 81, have shared a love of bluebirds for years.
Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are small thrushes that actively nest in and defend constructed nest-boxes and secondary cavities (Gowaty and Plissner, 1998).
Historically, eastern bluebird populations are thought to have been limited by nesting sites (Gowaty and Plissner, 1998; Siefferman and Hill, 2005), but both the number and range of bluebirds increased in the 1800s as humans expanded settlement and agricultural activity across the central United States (Bent, 1949; Palmer-Ball, 1996; Gowaty and Plissner, 1998).
The Eastern Bluebird is the vibrant blue of a cloudless sky, sings a melodious song, and it is in the springtime that bluebirds begin to nest and sing in earnest, signifying that home and hearth are best, and as long as bluebirds sing, all is right with the world.
The story changed soon after, however, when bluebirds were hit with a double whammy: House sparrows and starlings--aggressive European imports whose populations had burgeoned since their arrival on our shores--robbed bluebirds of their traditional nest sites, destroyed eggs and killed fledglings.