Definition of MacGillivray's warbler in English:

MacGillivray's warbler

(also Macgillivray's warbler)

noun

  • A North American warbler, Oporornis tolmiei (family Parulidae), which has a grey head, white eye-ring, and yellow underparts and breeds in south-western Canada and the western United States.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John James Audubon (1785–1851), naturalist and artist. From the genitive of the name of William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist + warbler.

Pronunciation

MacGillivray's warbler

/mə(k)ˈɡɪlɪvreɪz ˌwɔːblə//mə(k)ˈɡɪlɪvriːz ˌwɔːblə/