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Definition of buntings

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Sparrow Spar"row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp["o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; -- originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See Spurn, and cf. Spavin.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) One of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringillig[ae], having conical bills, and feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under House. Note: The following American species are well known; the chipping sparrow, or chippy, the sage sparrow, the savanna sparrow, the song sparrow, the tree sparrow, and the white-throated sparrow (see Peabody bird). See these terms under Sage, Savanna, etc. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge. He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently caters for the sparrow, Be comfort to my age! --Shak. Field sparrow, Fox sparrow, etc. See under Field, Fox, etc. Sparrow bill, a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a sparable. Sparrow hawk. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small European hawk (Accipiter nisus) or any of the allied species. (b) A small American falcon (Falco sparverius). (c) The Australian collared sparrow hawk (Accipiter torquatus). Note: The name is applied to other small hawks, as the European kestrel and the New Zealand quail hawk. Sparrow owl (Zo["o]l.), a small owl (Glaucidium passerinum) found both in the Old World and the New. The name is also applied to other species of small owls. Sparrow spear (Zo["o]l.), the female of the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]
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Ortolan Or"to*lan, n. [F., fr. It. ortolano ortolan, gardener, fr. L. hortulanus gardener, fr. hortulus, dim. of hortus garden. So called because it frequents the hedges of gardens. See Yard an inclosure, and cf. Hortulan.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European singing bird (Emberiza hortulana), about the size of the lark, with black wings. It is esteemed delicious food when fattened. Called also bunting. (b) In England, the wheatear (Saxicola [oe]nanthe). (c) In America, the sora, or Carolina rail (Porzana Carolina). See Sora.
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Bunting Bun"ting, n. [Scot. buntlin, corn-buntlin, OE. bunting, buntyle; of unknown origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillid[ae]). Note: Among European species are the common or corn bunting (Emberiza miliaria); the ortolan (E. hortulana); the cirl (E. cirlus); and the black-headed (Granitivora melanocephala). American species are the bay-winged or grass (Po["o]c[ae]tes or Po[oe]cetes gramineus); the black-throated (Spiza Americana); the towhee bunting or chewink (Pipilo); the snow bunting (Plectrophanax nivalis); the rice bunting or bobolink, and others. See Ortolan, Chewick, Snow bunting, Lark bunting.

Meaning of buntings from wikipedia

- p****erines published in 2019 found that the buntings are most closely related to the longspurs and snow buntings in the family Calcariidae. Ornithologists...
- The painted bunting can live to over 10 years of age, though most wild buntings probably live barely half that long. The male painted bunting was once a...
- Bunting may refer to: Bunting (bird) or Emberizidae, a family of Eurasian and African p****erine birds New World buntings or P****erina, a genus of American...
- J. (1995). Buntings and Sparrows. Pica Press ISBN 1-873403-19-4. R Sandberg; J Pettersson (1996). "Magnetic orientation of snow buntings (Plectrophenax...
- buildings of Buntings, Curl Brothers and Woolworths. The Woolworths and Curl Brothers buildings were completely destro****, however Buntings was patched...
- the buntings published in 2008 found that the ortolan bunting is most closely related to Cretzschmar's bunting (Emberiza caesia). The ortolan bunting is...
- the lark bunting had already been given its own genus, the one it is still placed in, by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1838. Lark buntings are small songbirds...
- Catholic cardinal's biretta. The "North American buntings" are known as such to distinguish them from buntings of the Old World family Emberizidae. The name...
- (22 cm), it is one of the smaller members of its genus. Like most buntings, the blue bunting is ****ually dimorphic. The male has a dark blue body, with brighter...
- Evolving to reduce size may have allowed buntings to exploit gr**** seeds as a food source. The indigo bunting is a smallish songbird, around the size of...
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