reedling


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reedling

(ˈriːdlɪŋ)
n
(Animals) a titlike Eurasian songbird, Panurus biarmicus, common in reed beds: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc). It has a tawny back and tail and, in the male, a grey-and-black head. Also called: bearded tit
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