birds

(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Flying animals
Nouns
1. fowl; songbird, warbler; bird of prey; cock, hen; nestling, fledgling. See animal.
2. (land birds)
I.
(passerine)
a. songbird, oscine, warbler, oriole, swallow, blackbird, blackcap, bluebill, bluebird, blue jay, bobolink, thrasher, thrush, bullfinch, bunting, canary, cardinal, catbird, waxwing, chaffinch, chewink, chat, chickadee, corbie, cotinga, cowbird, creeper, crossbill, crow, drongo, finch, goldfinch, grackle, grosbeak, honeycreeper, martin, jackdaw, jay, junco, kingbird, lark, linnet, magpie, mavis, meadowlark, merle, mockingbird, myna, nutcracker, nuthatch, ortolan, ouzel, pipit, raven, redwing, robin, redwinged blackbird, rook, tanager, shama, shrike, siskin, snowbird, solitaire, sparrow, starling, sunbird, titmouse, towhee, vireo, weaver, wren, whydah.
b. suboscine, antbird, bellbird, broadbill, flycatcher, lyrebird, manakin, ovenbird, pewee, phoebe, pitta, wood-creeper.
c. ani, barbet, bird of paradise, grouse, quail, turkey, budgerigar, bustard, capercaillie, cassowary, chicken (See domestication), swift, cockatiel, cockatoo, crane, cuckoo, curassow, culver, dodo, dove, egret, emu, erne, flicker, frogmouth, goatsucker, grouse, guan, guinea fowl, hoopoe, hornbill, hummingbird, woodpecker, jacamar, kea, killdeer, kiwi, kookaburra, lapwing, lorikeet, lory, lovebird, macaw, marabou, moa, moundbird, nightingale, ostrich, parakeet, parrot, partridge, carrier or homing pigeon, plover, potoo, ptarmigan, quetzal, rhea, roadrunner, rosella, sapsucker, secretary bird, seriema, snipe, stork, tinamou, toucan, trogon, trumpeter, turtledove, whippoorwill, whistler, woodcock, wryneck. Slang, gospel bird.
d. bird of prey, raptor, eagle, buzzard, condor, falcon, goshawk, gyrfalcon, harrier, hawk, hoot owl, kestrel, kite, merlin, owl, vulture.
3. (seabirds)
a. waterfowl, albatross, auk(let), kingfisher, booby, brant, Canada goose, coot, duck, cormorant, dabchick, darter, diver, dovekie, erne, frigate bird, fulmar, gallinule, gannet, goose, grebe, guillemot, gull, honker, jaeger, kittiwake, loon, mallard, merganser, mew, murre, notornis, osprey, pelican, penguin, petrel, pintail, razorbill, scaup, scoter, sheldrake, skua, stormy petrel, swan, teal, tern, widgeon.
b. wading bird, wader, shorebird, avocet, bittern, crane, crake, curlew, egret, flamingo, godwit, gull, hammerhead, heron, ibis, jacana, knot, limpkin, marabou, heron, oystercatcher, plover, rail, sanderling, sandpiper, shoebill, skimmer, snipe, stilt, stint, stork, turnstone.
4. (bird home) nest, birdhouse.
5. (terms) axilla, beak, bill, brood, claw, clutch, comb, covert, crest, feather, mandibles, [eclipse or nuptial] plumage, pileum, quill, wattle, wing.
6. (young bird) chick, fledgling (See youth).
7. birdwatcher, birder.
Verbs — go birdwatching, birdwatch.
Adjectives — birdlike, avian; passerine, oscine, suboscine, corvine; nesting.
Phrases — a mockingbird has no voice of his own.
Quotations — A robin red breast in a cage puts all Heaven in a rage (William Blake), From the troubles of the world I turn to ducks, beautiful comical things (F. W. Harvey), Blackbirds are the cellos of the deep farms (R. L. Stevenson), A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg (Samuel Butler), Cheerfulness is proper to the cock (Leonardo da Vinci).

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