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Used by children to refer to a little bird.
- ‘Crossbills are fairly small dickey birds, and he didn't notice it until a split second before he drove over it, but since he didn't squish it with his wheels, he used a CB radio to call the field trip van behind him to stop and check it out.’
- ‘One of the most serious threats quail and dickey birds face today is the growing number of feral and ‘outdoor’ cats.’
- ‘The best dickey bird of the day was a single Cedar Waxwing sitting on the wire just in front of the watch.’
- ‘There were books, books, books, largely technical, pamphlets largely specializing in just one branch of Conservation, like soils or Forestry or Wildlife, and mailing material on wild flowers and dickey birds.’
- ‘You can watch eagles and loons, warblers that migrate here, dickey birds, and waterfowl.’
- ‘Basically, Alt was a sock puppet in an elaborate and sinister plot hatched by Audubon Pennsylvania to eradicate the state's deer, thereby achieving its secret goal of ending all hunting and seizing control of public land, the better to raise dickey birds.’
- ‘A few minutes later my two companions and I walked down a country road examining the little dickey birds perched along the fence.’
- ‘He often leaves the lakewatching to look for dickey birds.’
- ‘The trees and shrubs attract thousands of migrant dickey birds (warblers, sparrows, swallows, kinglets, vireos), and the marsh vegetation attracts several species or rails, American Bitterns, and Black-crowned Nightherons.’
- ‘One could probably spend a lifetime trying to figure out the subtleties and peculiarities of the behavior of just the dickey birds inhabiting this amazing area.’
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