Definition of warbler
2a : any of numerous small chiefly Old World oscine birds (family Sylviidae) many of which are noted songsters and are closely related to the thrushesb : any of numerous small brightly colored American oscine birds (family Parulidae) with a usually weak and unmusical song —called also wood warbler
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Birding trip to Calvert County Travel by van to Flag Ponds and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp for a hike and search of scarlet tanagers and hooded and Kentucky warblers.
Her shortest wait was 20 minutes for a yellow warbler.
Search [Friendly Bush-warbler] and learn they are found only in Malaysia.
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First Known Use of warbler
WARBLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of warbler for English Language Learners
: any one of many different kinds of small singing birds that live in America and Europe
WARBLER Defined for Kids
Definition of warbler for Students
1 : an Old World bird related to the thrush and noted for its musical song
2 : a brightly colored American bird having a song that is usually weak and not musical
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