blue·​bird | \ ˈblü-ˌbərd How to pronounce bluebird (audio) \

Definition of bluebird

: any of three small North American thrushes (Sialia currucoides, S. mexicana, and S. sialis) that are blue above and reddish brown or pale blue below

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Falling away between granite walls and pines that poked out of deep billowy drifts, its untouched powder reflected the strong bluebird day sun. Alex Bhattacharji, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Telluride Keeps Being Named the Best U.S. Ski Town," 5 Dec. 2018 Half an hour later, a bluebird painting on an easel appeared. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 This is particularly concerning, because western bluebirds are considered hardy species not particularly sensitive to noise, says Francis, who received funding from the National Geographic Society. David L. Keeling, National Geographic, "Oil and Gas Drilling Is Causing Birds to Have Fewer Chicks," 8 Jan. 2018 The bees and butterflies and dragonflies and bluebirds that make a prairie ecosystem return with a vengeance. Heidi Stevens,, "Journalists, readers can't allow the Capital Gazette killings to darken our light," 29 June 2018 The derby arrived on a bluebird day — 80 degrees and sunny with just a whisper of a breeze. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "He hadn't touched a fly rod in years, but he kicked bass in this elite fishing tourney," 19 June 2018 If there are bluebird skies and the water is choppy, try throwing a spinnerbait. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Outdoors report: Improved fishing prospects, and a Missouri turkey tally | The Kansas City Star," 9 May 2018 Activities: Waterfowl hunting and retriever demonstration; turkey hunting demonstration; rifle, shotgun and archery skills; bluebird nest box construction., "Recreation and outdoors calendar (May 20)," 19 May 2018 From bats to bluebirds, wildlife has benefited greatly by the Eiseles' work in habitat restoration. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Fulfillment on Gobbler's Ridge comes from more than just harvesting turkeys," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of bluebird

1688, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bluebird

: a small North American bird that is mostly blue with a blue, brown, or orange belly


blue·​bird | \ ˈblü-ˌbərd How to pronounce bluebird (audio) \

Kids Definition of bluebird

: a small North American songbird that is blue above and reddish brown or pale blue below

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