black-eared bushtit


Definition of black-eared bushtit

: a bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) that has conspicuously black cheek patches and was formerly considered a separate species (P. melanotis)

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First Known Use of black-eared bushtit

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Black-eared bushtit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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