cirl bunting

\ ˈsər(‧ə)l- \

Definition of cirl bunting

: a small European finch (Emberiza cirlus) brightly marked with yellow, olive, and black

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History and Etymology for cirl bunting

New Latin cirlus (specific epithet of Emberiza cirlus), from Italian cirlo, of imitative origin

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“Cirl bunting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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