Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American warbler (Dendroica striata), the male of which has a black cap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A North American warbler, Dendroica striata, the male of which has a black patch on its head

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A warbler of the United States (Dendroica striata).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The black-poll warbler, Dendroica striata, which has the top of the head black.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. North American warbler having a black-and-white head

Etymologies

black + poll, head.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • We were barged out the way by about 30 birdwatchers all rushing to see a blackpoll warbler.

    Ghosts of Gone Birds: exhibition enlists artists to save endangered species

  • Northern migratory species winter in the savanna, such as spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, barn swallow Hirundo rustica and blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • The park is a significant breeding site for harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus, blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata, common tern Sterna hirundo, and arctic tern S. paridisaea, a nesting site for bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephala, rock ptarmigan Lagopus mutus and American tree sparrow Spizella arborea, and a stopover for migrating shore birds.

    Gros Morne National Park, Canada

  • Red-tailed hawks, scarlet tanagers, blackpoll warblers and more are lined up in drawers stacked floor to ceiling, their bodies lifelike except for the white cotton where their eyes once were.

    In Battle on Birds,

  • Another bird, the blackpoll warbler, flies nonstop over water from Northern Canada to South America.

    The Life You Longed For

  • The blackpoll warbler, weighing .5 ounce, migrates up to 6,000 miles and it has been estimated that it flaps its wings roughly four million times during the journey.

    The Albert Lea Tribune

  • A former wilderness guide now with the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, Prickett had done bird surveys from the mountain, recording Bicknell's thrush, Swainson's thrush, winter wren, blackpoll warbler and white-throated sparrow.

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  • One example of their lifestyles is the blackpoll warbler.

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