What is another word for catbird?

42 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ kˈatbɜːd], [ kˈatbɜːd], [ k_ˈa_t_b_ɜː_d]

The word catbird is commonly used to refer to a bird species known as Grey Catbird. However, there are other names used for this species, including Northern Mockingbird, Black Catbird, and Rufous-backed Catbird. Northern mockingbirds are known for their mimicry of other birds' songs, while black catbirds have a unique cat-like meowing call. Rufous-backed catbirds, on the other hand, have a reddish-brown back and are found in Central America and Mexico. Though the name catbird is most commonly used for the Grey Catbird, the various alternatives are useful in distinguishing between different species.

What are the hypernyms for Catbird?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Catbird

She enjoyed the sleepy feeling that dulled the woodland sights and sounds: the tapping of a woodpecker on a distant tree, the occasional call of a catbird, the soft scurrying of a rabbit or a squirrel, the buzzing of a laden bee-all mingled into one melody of summer of which she did not consciously distinguish the individual notes.
"The Princess Pocahontas"
Virginia Watson
Before Robert Robin had finished singing his Wait-a-bit song Mister catbird came rushing over from the edge of a tangled swamp, and perched himself near Robert Robin, in the top of the tall butternut tree.
"Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin"
Ben Field
When Robert Robin was through with his song, Mister catbird said: "Mister Robin, you are a stranger to me but as I have never heard any other robin sing that same song, I would be pleased if you would do me the favor of singing it over once more!"
"Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin"
Ben Field

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