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  • noun Plural form of reedbird.


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  • Male scarlet tanagers are now green tanagers, goldfinches are olive finches, while instead of the beautiful black, white, and cream dress which made so easy the identification of the meadow bobolinks in the spring, search will now be rewarded only by some plump, overgrown sparrows -- reedbirds -- which are really bobolinks in disguise.

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