Definition of bluebird in English:

bluebird

noun

  • An American songbird of the thrush family, the male of which has a blue head, back, and wings.

    • ‘There are anecdotal reports of bluebirds and House Wrens taking over the nests of Ash-throated Flycatchers.’
    • ‘House sparrows and starlings seem to not care for the design of the house but tree swallows, bluebirds, chickadees and wrens really like it.’
    • ‘I saw mockingbirds and bluebirds on my slow drive back, but grosbeaks, tanagers, kingbirds, and buntings are apparently not back yet.’
    • ‘By the way, I've been called to task for not mentioning that safflower seed is very popular with cardinals, chickadees, blue jays, doves, house finches, wrens, titmice and even bluebirds.’
    • ‘The pair compared data from studies covering 18 different species, including dwarf mongooses, meerkats, Florida scrub jays, western bluebirds, and Australian magpies.’
    • ‘I think the robins and bluebirds will appreciate the feast they offer.’
    • ‘Five or six birds - doves, robins, bluebirds - had perched on the windowsill, and were affectionately nestling against her hands and arms.’
    • ‘I discovered that the chickadees had fledged from the bluebird box and bluebirds had started a nest with one egg already laid.’
    • ‘Redbirds, bluebirds, robins, bobolinks, scarlet tanagers, Kentucky warblers, and orchard orioles strut and sing like the cast of a turn-of-the-century revue.’
    • ‘Some of those species include bluebirds, robins, titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, tree and barn swallows, purple martins, owls, flycatchers, and woodpeckers.’
    • ‘The behaviors that benefit your average female wasp are different from those that benefit the average male wasp, and the same holds for bluebirds or pipefish.’
    • ‘These results suggest that male western bluebirds do not make significant adjustments in their share of provisioning when they have evidence of partial paternity loss.’
    • ‘I'll bet if we put meal worms out on a platform - as some folks do during the winter for bluebirds - robins, catbirds and others would gobble them up!’
    • ‘Bermuda's native bluebirds can be seen in the many bluebird boxes lining the golf courses (every course on the island has a monitored bluebird trail).’
    • ‘Since bluebirds are cavity nesters, you may be able to entice a pair of bluebirds to raise a family in your yard by providing them with a bluebird box.’
    • ‘The area is home to a variety of other birds, including nesting bald eagles, hawks, owls, bluebirds and several other songbirds, wild turkeys, herons, and waterfowl.’
    • ‘The Mountain Bluebird is the only bluebird that nests in alpine parkland and high elevation open areas.’
    • ‘Pigeons are predominant, but, as you explore, you see sparrows and bluebirds and flickers and blue jays and wrens and kestrels and starlings and robins.’
    • ‘Woodpeckers, screech owls, chickadees, nuthatches, bluebirds, tree swallows and some flycatchers need them.’
    • ‘If you haven't attracted bluebirds or tree swallows by late spring, close your box up or take it down, but do not let English sparrows, vicious predators, take over any box.’

adjective

  • Denoting or relating to a period of time characterized by sunny, cloudless weather, typically after a night of snowfall:

    ‘on beautiful bluebird days the girls rode snowmobiles’
    ‘a week of bluebird skies’
    ‘the clouds broke, the sun shone down, and the day was bluebird’
    • ‘The bluebird sky and warm temperatures drew the crowds to the events.’
    • ‘Overall, 7 of 10 days on the glacier were bluebird.’
    • ‘In 2010 he climbed Sulzfluh in bluebird weather.’
    • ‘The Sunday finals were eliminated by weather, but rebounded strong with new snow and bluebird conditions at Sugar Bowl, culminating in a spirited weekend of competition.’
    • ‘I woke up at about 9 to a bluebird day.’
    • ‘Lets hope for a bluebird week!’
    • ‘No wind and bluebird forecast for Tuesday.’
    • ‘As a gloomy morning ramped up to a bluebird afternoon, the Snowboard Halfpipe Championships got under way with 33 competitors.’
    • ‘I observed a mid-week storm approaching, with snow levels at 6,000 feet and the forecast for a snap bluebird clearing cycle.’
    • ‘Eventually, the first start of two more races commenced around two o'clock under bluebird conditions.’

Pronunciation

bluebird

/ˈbluːbəːd/