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Related to ouzel: water ouzel, ring ouzel


also ou·sel  (o͞o′zəl)
1. See blackbird.
2. See dipper.

[Middle English osel, from Old English ōsle.]


(ˈuːzəl) or


1. (Animals) the ring ouzel or water ouzel. See ring ouzel, dipper
2. (Animals) an archaic name for the (European) blackbird
[Old English ōsle, related to Old High German amsala (German Amsel), Latin merula merle1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ouzel - common black European thrushouzel - common black European thrush  
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae
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Other birds in the area include meadow pipit, ring ouzel from Morocco, red and black grouse and occasionally the dotterel.
Small numbers of Fieldfare have come too, and there is also the prospect of a Scandinavian Ring Ouzel too, such as one on the Great Orme last week.
While lapwing, curlew, golden plover, ring ouzel, merlin and black grouse are in serious decline elsewhere, they can still be found in good numbers on our moors.
Around the Ouzel Valley and Open University at Milton Keynes, top juniors were Felix Lunn (M14) first on the 5km course in 27-59, Oliver Lunn (M14) second in 30-10 and Pippa Smart (W14) sixth in 38-46.
You may be lucky enough to spot a rare black grouse, a golden plover or the ring ouzel.
That's where Ouzel, 14, California, discussed a petition to protest the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darrin Wilson.
I came in search of ring ouzel, a rare mountain cousin of the common blackbird.
A statement issued by the Public Relations office of the armed forces of Pakistan in Islamabad said Sharif met with the Chief of General Staff of Turkey Naikted Ouzel and Turkish Land Forces Commander Holosi Aker and discussed with them issues of joint interest, including security and defense cooperation between the two countries.
Red grouse have declined 48% and four species - teal, peregrine, ring ouzel and black headed gull are now extinct in this area.
Look out for birds such as Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipits and Redstart.
uk Birds of prey and others such as the ring ouzel breed in Craig Cerrig Gleisaid; spot rare nocturnal birds include owls and nightjar at night; survey the sensory adaptations of endangered British bats; forage for common lizards, adders and slow-worms; hunt for rare orchids around Kenfig National Nature Reserve; and comb Southerndown Beach for fossils and the elusive chough The common blue butterfly at Southerndown
She is a river guide with Ouzel Outfitters, and he is a nursing student at Central Oregon Community College and a member of the Mount Bachelor Ski Patrol.