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n.1.(Zool.) A small crested passerine bird (Phaïnopepla nitens), native of Mexico and the Southern United States. The adult male is of a uniform glossy blue-black; the female is brownish. Called also black flycatcher.
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Ecology and energetics of contrasting social systems in Phainopepla nitens (Aves: Ptilogonatidae).
1951, Witmer 1996b, Cipollini and Levey 1997a); (3) a close relative of waxwings, Phainopepla nitens, has been reported to consume Solanum fruits (Martin et al.
Digestive adaptations of Phainopepla nitens associated with the eating of mistletoe berries.