Definition of pea-bird in US English:

pea-bird

(also pee-bird)

noun

rare
  • The northern wryneck, Jynx torquilla. Now English regional (southern).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Mary Howitt (1799–1888), writer and translator. From pea + bird.

Pronunciation

pea-bird

/ˈpiːˌbəːd/