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Definition of buntings
buntingsSparrow 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.
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,
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!
Field sparrow, Fox sparrow, etc. See under Field,
Sparrow bill, a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a
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
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.] buntingOrtolan 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. BuntingBunting 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
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
- The painted bunting
can live to over 10 years
of age, though
most wild buntings probably
half that long. The male painted bunting
was once a...
(bird) or Emberizidae, a family
New World buntings
or P****erina, a genus
- J. (1995). Buntings
and Sparrows. Pica Press
ISBN 1-873403-19-4. R Sandberg; J Pettersson
(1996). "Magnetic orientation
of snow buntings
, Curl Brothers
and Woolworths. The Woolworths
and Curl Brothers buildings
destro****, however Buntings
- the buntings published
in 2008 found
that the ortolan bunting
is most closely related
to Cretzschmar's bunting
(Emberiza caesia). The ortolan bunting
- the lark bunting
its own genus, the one it is still placed
in, by Charles Lucien Bonaparte
in 1838. Lark buntings
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...
size may have allowed buntings
as a food source. The indigo bunting
is a smallish
the size of...
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