olive-backed thrush

olive-backed thrush
/ol"iv bakt'/.
See Swainson's thrush.
[1835-45, Amer.]

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  • russet-backed thrush — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a common thrush (Hylocichla ustulata) of the Pacific coast somewhat darker than the related olive backed thrush of eastern No. America …   Useful english dictionary

  • rus|set-backed thrush — «RUHS iht BAKT», the olive backed thrush, especially the variety of the Pacific Coast of North America …   Useful english dictionary

  • ol|ive-backed thrush — «OL ihv BAKT», an American thrush with a grayish or olive brown back, and a conspicuous eye ring, that breeds chiefly in the coniferous forests of Canada and the northern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • olive back — noun see olive backed thrush …   Useful english dictionary

  • olive-backedthrush — ol·ive backed thrush (ŏlʹĭv băkt ) n. A North American thrush (Hylocichla ustulata) having a dark olive brown back and common in spruce and fir forests. Also called Swainson s thrush. * * * …   Universalium

  • thrush — (Roget s IV) n. Thrushes include: robin, wood, hermit, dwarf hermit, olive backed, russet backed, willow, Wilson s, brown; see also bird 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Swainson's thrush — a North American thrush, Catharus ustulatus, having olive upper parts and wintering south to Argentina. Also called olive backed thrush. [see SWAINSON S HAWK] * * * Swainson s thrush, = olive backed thrush. (Cf. ↑olive backed thrush) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swainson's Thrush — Conservation status Least Concer …   Wikipedia

  • gray-cheeked thrush — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌchēk(t) noun : a thrush (Hylocichla minima) of No. America * * * /gray cheekt / a North American thrush, Catharus minimus, having olive upper parts and grayish cheeks. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * gray cheeked thrush «GRAY CHEEKT», a grayish… …   Useful english dictionary

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