Kirtland's warbler

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Kirt·​land's warbler | \ ˈkərt-lən(d)z- How to pronounce Kirtland's warbler (audio) \

Definition of Kirtland's warbler

: a rare warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) of northeastern North America that breeds in Michigan and winters in the Bahamas

First Known Use of Kirtland's warbler

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kirtland's warbler

Jared P. Kirtland †1877 American naturalist

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“Kirtland's warbler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kirtland%27s%20warbler. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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