noun \ˈblak-ˌkap\

Definition of BLACKCAP

:  any of several birds with black heads or crowns: as
a :  a small gray European warbler (Sylvia atricapilla) with a black crown
b :  chickadee

First Known Use of BLACKCAP



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Male (bottom) and female blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla).—Hans Reinhard/Bruce Coleman Ltd.

Common warbler (Sylvia atricapilla, family Sylviidae) from Europe and North Africa to central Asia. It is about 6 in. (14 cm) long and has brownish upper parts, gray underparts and face, and a black (male) or reddish brown (female) crown. It is common in woodland borders and rough hedges and has a rich song. The bush blackcap (Lioptilus nigricapillus) of South Africa belongs to the family Timaliidae.


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