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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.]
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(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]
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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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Meanwhile, the head of Turkey's Hajj Mission, Mohamed Zaid Ouzel, has hailed developments in Makkah and Madinah and in the Two Holy Mosques, in addition to the high-quality services being provided for pilgrims to perform their Hajj rituals.
Madinah, July 26, 2019, SPA -- Head of Hajj Mission of Turkey Mohamed Zaid Ouzel has hailed the development in Makkah and Madinah and in the Two Holy Mosques, in addition to the high-quality services being provided for the pilgrims to perform their Hajj rituals in ease, tranquility and security.
This fine picture of a male ring ouzel was taken by John Money at scaling dam.
Other birds in the area include meadow pipit, ring ouzel from Morocco, red and black grouse and occasionally the dotterel.
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.
Diaries seized by the police also linked Thompson to wild ring ouzel nests on Stanhope Moor in County Durham in 2012 and 2013.
That's where Ouzel, 14, California, discussed a petition to protest the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darrin Wilson.
The blackbird, Shakespeare's ouzel, Burns' merle and the colley bird (coal black) of at least one well-known carol, is strangely omitted from the blacklist of black birds.
It consists of rocky upland, sessile oak woodland and an area of heath and bog, which is home to merlin, peregrine, hen harrier, black grouse and ring ouzel.
I came in search of ring ouzel, a rare mountain cousin of the common blackbird.
Red grouse have declined 48% and four species - teal, peregrine, ring ouzel and black headed gull are now extinct in this area.