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field·fare

 (fēld′fâr′)
n.
An Old World thrush (Turdus pilaris) having gray and reddish-brown plumage.

[Middle English feldfare, from Old English feldeware, error for *feldefare : perhaps feld, field; see field + *-fare, goer (from faran, to go; see per- in Indo-European roots).]

fieldfare

(ˈfiːldˌfɛə)
n
(Animals) a large Old World thrush, Turdus pilaris, having a pale grey head and rump, brown wings and back, and a blackish tail
[Old English feldefare; see field, fare]

field•fare

(ˈfildˌfɛər)

n.
a European thrush, Turdus pilaris, having reddish brown plumage with an ashy head.
[before 1100; Middle English feldefare (with two f's by alliterative assimilation), Old English feldeware]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fieldfare - medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winterfieldfare - medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae
Translations
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fieldfare

[ˈfiːldfɛəʳ] Nzorzal m real

fieldfare

[ˈfiːldˈfɛəʳ] n (Zool) → viscarda
References in classic literature ?
The former, called by the Chilenos "el Turco," is as large as a fieldfare, to which bird it has some alliance; but its legs are much longer, tail shorter, and beak stronger: its colour is a reddish brown.
And David answered, "I see the windmills swinging and three tall poplar trees swaying against the sky, and a flock of fieldfares are flying over the hill; but nought else do I see, good master."
Another member of the thrush family, the fieldfare's UK conservation status is red, the highest conservation priority, meaning that the species is globally threatened.
Some of these flocks may have been another cousin, the fieldfare. This is a larger bird with chestnutbrown back and yellow breast streaked with black, a black tail, dark wings and a pale grey head and rump.
Jelson's Fieldfare development, off Halstead Road in Mountsorrel celebrates the opening of a brand new show home this weekend (27 and 28 January), guaranteed to help lift the spirits of discerning home buyers.
His peregrinations across twenty-eight states and six provinces in search of exotic species took him to a hoarfrost-covered forest in Massachusetts to find a Fieldfare; to Lake Havasu, Arizona, to see a rare Nutting's Flycatcher; and to Vancouver for the Red-flanked Bluetail.
Elsewhere, the whooper swans and barnacle geese at Caerlaverock Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve are the resident international stars, having flown in from the Arctic, along with the redwings and fieldfare from Scandinavia.
The FieldFare Trust, an organisation that seeks to improve access to the countryside for travellers that are disabled, has endorsed the mountain's wheelchair friendly status.
Due to the mild weather the first migratory bird, a stock dove, was observed on 22 January and since then about ten species have been observed, including fieldfare, jackdaw and skylark.
I thought fieldfare was a 1980s supermarket chain (that was Fine Fare, apparently).
They are very common and they are members of the thrush family, as are song thrush, mistle thrush, redwing and fieldfare.