View your list of saved words. (You can log in using Facebook.)
Any oscine passerine (suborder Passere), all of which have a complex vocal organ, the syrinx. Some species (e.g., thrushes) produce melodious songs; others (e.g., crows) have a harsh voice; and some do little or no singing. See alsobirdsong.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise. For the full entry on songbird, visit Britannica.com.