Definition of warbler in English:

warbler

noun

  • 1Any of a number of small insectivorous songbirds that typically have a warbling song.

    • ‘Use suet or specialty suet cakes with added berries or peanuts to attract woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, Carolina wrens and wintering warblers.’
    • ‘Several hypotheses have been suggested to explain the finding, albeit rare, of female song among temperate-zone warblers.’
    • ‘Songbirds like warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks, and sparrows are far from the only birds that display dimorphism.’
    • ‘You'll have to keep your eyes open for smaller birds like warblers and waders as they filter stealthily through your territory.’
    • ‘While song sparrows and yellow warblers, two of the most common cowbird eggs' hosts, are not deep woods birds, these small songbirds are unable to compete with the wildly proliferating numbers of cowbirds.’
    • ‘Many small songbirds such as warblers, thrushes, and tanagers migrate at night.’
    • ‘The Northern Waterthrush is a large warbler with a long, heavy bill and a flattish head.’
    • ‘In autumn the mudflats host migrant shorebirds including plovers, yellowlegs, and sandpipers, and warblers are common in woodlands at both ends of the pond.’
    • ‘Montane forests above about 3,000 feet in the Truong Son are rich in songbird diversity, notably in the flycatchers and Old World warblers and related species.’
    • ‘They scan the flocks of seabirds and waders and warblers intently, because they know that, in the midst of a thousand common birds, there may be one rare bird hitching a ride.’
    • ‘More than 200 of the top 500 U.S. designations went to areas where significant populations of endangered and threatened species live, such as piping plovers and Kirtland's warblers.’
    • ‘A drive down a local road flushes out all kinds of sparrows, warblers, and finches.’
    • ‘Common yellowthroats are socially monogamous warblers that exhibit strong sexual dimorphism.’
    • ‘Baboons barked an alarm and thereafter bulbuls, warblers, shrikes, robins and other feathered choirs begun to sing.’
    • ‘If you're looking into a large tree and notice several small birds constantly in motion, you should know that these are likely warblers and not sparrows or finches or thrushes.’
    • ‘The highlight of spring migration is without a doubt the return to northern climes of dazzlingly-colored warblers, flycatchers, and tanagers.’
    • ‘We have planted over 800 native trees along the embankment, creating a wonderful habitat for warblers such as whitethroat, garden warbler and blackcap.’
    • ‘Twice a year hundreds of species of migrating birds pass directly over Manhattan Island; white-throated sparrows, magnolia warblers, hawks and herons and swans.’
    • ‘Our target species these past weeks were not raptors, waders, or waterfowl, but were, in fact, songbirds, specifically warblers.’
    • ‘A teacher from Andhra Pradesh writes of sights seen with his children while out in the scrub: spurfowls, warblers, and rose finches.’
  • 2informal A person who sings in a trilling or quavering voice.

    singer, vocalist, soloist, songstress, crooner, melodist, artiste
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Pronunciation

warbler

/ˈwôrb(ə)lər//ˈwɔrb(ə)lər/