New World blackbird


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Related to New World blackbird: Icteridae
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Noun1.New World blackbird - any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly blackNew World blackbird - any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole - American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
crow blackbird, grackle - long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage
Euphagus carilonus, rusty blackbird, rusty grackle - North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fall
cowbird - North American blackbird that follows cattle and lays eggs in other birds' nests
Agelaius phoeniceus, redwing, red-winged blackbird - North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
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Brown-headed cowbirds are a New World blackbird, which - like cuckoos - lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, though evolution made no attempt to make their eggs look like those of their hosts.
We examined the relative effectiveness of 2 innate immune responses in 2 species of New World blackbirds (Passeriformes, Icteridae) that differ in resistance to West Nile virus (WNV).
Mary's College of Maryland and colleagues reported August 15 a tight correlation between lifestyle and female singing in New World blackbirds.