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A large tyrant flycatcher with a black-and-white-striped head and bright yellow breast, found mainly in tropical America.
- ‘The bright, lemon yellow great kiskadee, found in abundance, was introduced in the 1950s and is both easy to spot and easy to hear.’
- ‘A member of the flycatcher family, the kiskadee was introduced into Bermuda in the 1950s and is now a year-round resident.’
- ‘I can't decide whether wild chickens should be as unremarkable as kiskadees or cockroaches, or whether they bring a somewhat third world ambiance to the Island and would be better rounded up and made into a nice curry.’
- ‘So the kiskadees are able to incubate from two to five eggs and feed the hatchlings in comparative safety.’
- ‘One whole day I stalked great kiskadees, trying to keep my balance in a muddy ravine near a small lake.’
Late 19th century: imitative of its call.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.