phainopepla definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny crested passerine bird, Phainopepla nitens.
    • A small crested passerine bird (Phaïnopepla nitens), indigenous of Mexico and also the south United States. The adult male is of a uniform glossy blue-black; the feminine is brownish. Called also black flycatcher.

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