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n. pl. vee·ries
A reddish-brown thrush (Catharus fuscescens) of the Americas, having an indistinctly spotted breast.

[Possibly imitative of its song.]
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n, pl veeries
(Animals) a tawny brown North American thrush, Hylocichla fuscescens, with a slightly spotted grey breast
[C19: probably imitative of its note]
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(ˈvɪər i)

n., pl. veer•ies.
a thrush, Catharus fuscescens, of northern U.S. and southern Canadian woodlands, with a distinctive, downward sliding song.
[1830–40, Amer.; perhaps imitative]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veery - tawny brown North American thrush noted for its songveery - tawny brown North American thrush noted for its song
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Hylocichla, Hylocichla - American thrush: wood thrush; hermit thrush; veery
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References in classic literature ?
I was not only nearer to some of those which commonly frequent the garden and the orchard, but to those smaller and more thrilling songsters of the forest which never, or rarely, serenade a villager -- the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager, the field sparrow, the whip-poor-will, and many others.
The Veery (Catharus fuscescens) is an area-sensitive, Neotropical migrant passerine that breeds within a variety of moist deciduous forest types, particularly those with a well-developed understory (Heckscher et al, 2017).
The Veery probably does not have many records due to discrete behavior and not sing in their wintering area (Ridgely and Tudor, 2009).
These observations included barred owl (Strix varia), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), veery (Catharus fusceseens), American redstart (Setopliaga ruticilla), chestnut-sided warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), and black-throated green warbler (Setophaga virens).
Breeding habitats of the wood thrush and veery.--Condor 79: 303-311.
The species which showed repeated significant differences in migration timing and thermal regime experienced within our study included the black-billed Cuckoo, the Magnolia Warbler, the Orchard Oriole, the Semipalmated Sandpiper, the Veery, the Willow Flycatcher, the Common Loon, and the Green-Winged Teal (Tables 1 and 2).
Macrohabitat use, microhabitat use, and foraging behavior of the Hermit Thrush and Veery in a northern Wisconsin forest.
A one-E Erie, giant lake, A two-E eerie shivers make, But I'll bet you a crested veery you never met a three-E eeerie.
With kind permission Special thanks to Megan Oliver, Ringling Art Library And for technical assistance, Bruce Johnson, Veery Books, New York
Veery and Pavon containing Yr7 had been released in 31 and 16 countries, respectively with different names (Table 4, 5), which show the wide use of Yr7 gene.