Meaning of BIRD in English

BIRD

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bird's/eagle's/crow's etc nest

an abandoned bird's nest

bird dog

bird flu

bird of paradise

bird of passage

bird of prey

bird table

bird's-eye view

Visitors can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the area from the castle turrets.

bird/animal/plant species

You can see many different bird species on the canal.

bird/whale/royal etc watcher

Fifteen thousand bird watchers visit annually.

Industry-watchers hailed the takeover as a triumph.

bird/wildlife etc sanctuary

The park is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the US.

dolly bird

eat like a bird (= eat very little )

Ever since she was a child, Jan had always eaten like a bird.

humming bird

mother cat/bird/hen etc (= an animal that is a mother )

mynah bird

water bird

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

dead

There would be no room for the birds to fly, and dead birds would fall on me as I walked.

Paw prints everywhere, upturned vases and dead birds the leftovers from the buffet.

After that we found more dead birds , their beauty still unspoiled.

No dead birds in the larder in springtime.

The whole place looks dead and deserted, a ruin fit only for the dead and carrion birds ... ... and so on.

No dead birds fell from the trees.

early

Large cattails swayed under the weight of a few early birds .

Politicians seem to work on the assumption that the early bird catches the voter.

He's one of those early birds .

You have time to digest the unexpected worm, as they say about early birds !

Every early bird is after them, and a mole can eat twice its weight in worms every day.

He was always an early bird , was Jack.

game

All my work has been involved with estates where game birds were the prime consideration.

Shopping for Quail Quail, one of the most widely available of all game birds , are stocked in many poultry departments.

Some of these may be used in combination when grilling meat or game birds .

It is one of the few game birds where the flavor does not vary substantially between the wild and farm-raised fowl.

Like all other game birds , quail need to be cooked carefully to avoid overcooking, as the flesh can dry out.

They are, however, slightly more forgiving than squab and other game birds to overcooking.

Pickling is a very old technique that was used to preserve game birds before refrigeration was widely available.

Similar accomplishments can be found in the raising of many almost-extinct species of game birds , such as wild turkey.

large

A large bird was riding the air currents below him, and he decided it must be an eagle.

Although with such a large number of birds , it's difficult to grow a particular affection for individuals.

They are largest in polyandrous birds , where several males fertilize one female, and it is not hard to see why.

Meanwhile, the larger birds of prey were tucking into things like mice, rats, chicks and rabbits.

The thing she carried in her arms was a large white bird , and it was quite still.

If a larger bird is low in the queue, why does it not displace the bird at the head?

A large bird may require up to three days for thawing.

little

It is a remarkable little bird in many respects, being superbly adapted to the unpredictability of a semi-desert environment.

They were just like little birds chirping out whatever words oldest sister fed them.

Mould a little bird for the top of the hutch, if liked, from brown fondant trimmings.

Just like a little tweety bird !

They look like jittery, hysterical little birds crowded together on a power line.

Little by little the bird builds its nest.

A reliable little bird tells this column that Frank may not be long for this world either.

To our surprise the little bird was still with us.

other

This has profound implications for our understanding of the evolution of sexually monomorphic ornaments in many other bird species.

One or two other species of bird have developed a much more accurate technique of finding their way in the dark.

Protect crops from pigeons and other birds with netting.

What other birds breed on Spurn?

The court was told that a stuffed golden eagle could be worth £1,000 and the other birds could fetch £160 each.

Two other tame birds on the same farm have already produced chicks which are now living in this barn.

In winter it is given over to turnstones, purple sandpiper, oystercatchers and other shellfish-eating birds .

But there were other birds too.

rare

We missed out on some of the rare birds .

But, given that penguins are relatively rare birds , that turned out to be prohibitively expensive.

As the Gypsey Race meanders through the estate it encourages and supports much wildlife and some quite rare birds .

During the nineteenth century it retreated west of the Mississippi, and by 1880 was a rare bird everywhere.

At the Cotswold Wildlife Park devices are fitted to their rare birds which are housed in large strengthened cages.

He is that rare bird , the night-owl who likes talking without the prop of a strong drink in his hands.

It is home to a number of rare birds and animals, including Grant's Bush Baby.

She is a fairly rare bird .

small

All he wanted was a belly-full of berries and a chance to bully the small birds .

Quite the contrary. Small birds fell at my feet wherever, in my clumsy fashion, I trod.

Many small birds travel at night when they are safe from attacks by hawks.

When roasting lean meats and small game birds , basting is essential to maintain moisture.

It was the bleached skull of a small bird .

Suddenly I saw a small olive bird fly past, and I chased after it.

Here I could inspect the nests of numerous smaller birds and their young.

The future for the tiny owl in Arizona is even smaller than the bird itself.

wild

The profits made by the sale of goods are ploughed back into wild bird conservation.

The meat of these wild birds is dark and rich compared to that of domestic ducks.

Two or three chicks surviving is about average for wild birds .

The second group represented wild birds transplanted from not far away.

They can even be frightened by wild birds flying overhead, which they mistakenly think are predators.

Culmination, the longed-for moment when a wild bird would cat from his hand or perch on his shoulder, never occurred.

The Qawrighul people hunted deer, wild sheep and birds , and fished.

Beautiful wild birds unfold their silver wings.

■ NOUN

land

A small land bird had taken refuge on the cabin roof during the gale.

One of the largest land birds of the region, showing much white on black-tipped wings in flight.

Of the 57 species of reptiles, land birds and mammals, more than 80 % live nowhere else.

life

The planting has been sharply criticized by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds because of the effect on local bird life .

But more stunning than the sheer quantity of bird life is the apparent organization of these hunters of small fish.

The whole valley round St Nectan's Glen is teeming with bird life , a paradise for a young ornithologist.

Its rich pastures are cropped by semi-wild sheep and fertilised by the prolific bird life .

I was telling my own age group about something worthwhile: bird life and conservation.

The dank and dismal cliff faces were hanging with squabbling bird life .

The most immediate threat is to bird life .

Day 8 Lake Baringo Join the launch trip on the lake to see hippo, crocodile and bird life .

sanctuary

It is used by fishermen and is designated a bird sanctuary .

Nearby is the Heritage Museum of local history and the Wildfowl Trust bird sanctuary .

Perhaps the only way of getting a picture would be to take one in a bird sanctuary .

Today, the site at Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands is a bird sanctuary .

A number of bird sanctuaries were seriously affected by the spill.

You can take a boat trip along the coast to Lundy Island, the famous bird sanctuary .

Read in studio Thieves have stolen seventeen rare parrots from a bird sanctuary .

species

The forests are home to 12 % of the world's mammal species and almost a fifth of bird species.

More than 100 bird species and 35 mammal species have been identified at the park.

The Amazon rainforests alone are home to many unique animals and to one fifth of the world's bird species .

This has profound implications for our understanding of the evolution of sexually monomorphic ornaments in many other bird species .

About 1,000 bird species are deemed at risk of extinction, and 88 of those are parrots.

Individuals of many bird species give alarm calls when they spot a dangerous predator.

Fewer than 50 bird species are polyandrous.

You can see many different bird species on the canal.

watcher

A small party of bird watchers rounded a bend in the path fifty yards away and I beckoned them to hurry.

Rex was captivated by the sea in a way that others might be avid golf players or inveterate bird watchers .

Opened 20 years ago, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a paradise for walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers.

And bird watchers find quiet places to spot a heron or woodpecker.

I became a bird watcher in Orkney.

The disturbance and fear men with guns cause spoils the tranquillity of wild lonely places for both birds and bird watchers .

It's the early bird watcher that catches the best bird song.

water

The ice breaks, scattering water birds .

In the north-west of the country, the Okavango River creates swaps which are inhabited by crocodiles, water birds and hippopotamuses.

Rafts and rafts of water birds floated in the flat sanded estuary.

Strangely enough, water birds are most abundant in the Dry Zone.

And now gaily plumed water birds began to appear on the rapidly swelling river.

The migrant water birds come to Kumana in April.

■ VERB

catch

She caught a bird , plucked and cooked it, fed the meat to him in slivers.

Finally, the bird , while searching for the mouse, accidentally knocked over the woodpile, which caught fire.

It's the early bird watcher that catches the best bird song.

Sometimes I caught a bird , and cooked it, or picked leaves of plants to eat with my bread.

Specialists in catching smaller birds in woodland and scrub.

eat

Crouching low by the wall of the stables was a black cat, eating a bird whose wings were still twitching.

How to eat a small bird ?

They also eat the eggs of birds and other reptiles.

As for the blueberries ready-sweetened to eat , the birds get all that remain before the end of August.

He once did a show on an Amazonian tarantula that occasionally eats birds .

fly

There would be no room for the birds to fly , and dead birds would fall on me as I walked.

So that's the way men fly like birds at night for military advantage.

I never fly the birds in bad weather, which means sometimes Dawn goes two weeks without a flight.

Most flying animals are not birds , but insects.

Every Tuesday her fat little fingers flew like birds up and down the keys of the piano.

kill

Vermin, he called them, when she protested at killing a sitting bird .

Lleland was obviously out to kill two birds with one stone.

Adding five examples to the chapters that at present lack them would kill two birds with one stone.

Wind farms also take up huge tracts of land and can kill birds caught in turbine blades.

It plans to issue general licences entitling landowners to kill unwanted birds on their property.

In trying to play matchmaker and kill two birds with one stone, I nearly annihilated three.

Perhaps this boy knows something about them, he thought ... Something has been killing rabbits and birds in the woods lately.

Thorpey said it'd kill two birds with one stone.

watch

Listening to the conversation, Trent watched three frigate birds sailing the on-shore breeze beyond the quay.

And as I think this, I watch the birds circling in the sky.

Looking up to the blue sky, she watched the many birds flying overhead, chattering and screaming as they passed out of sight.

She grew up watching birds on her father's farmstead, she explained.

Conradin watched the birds on the grass.

When he was supposed to be playing football he used to watch the parent birds taking stuff to the nest.

Signs posted along the narrow road that leads through sloping pastures to the cliff-framed beach warn motorists to watch out for birds .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bird-spotting/train-spotting etc

bird/beast of prey

But Men persecuted us and other birds of prey like us were poisoned, trapped and shot.

In fact, the only bird of prey I ever saw hovering over the park was a kestrel.

Many birds of prey regurgitate pellets which contain the indigestible remains of their prey, including much of the bone.

Meanwhile, the larger birds of prey were tucking into things like mice, rats, chicks and rabbits.

Most of Britain's birds of prey are only now recovering from this long persecution.

On 24 January he identified six new species of birds of prey - two of which came from the Galapagos.

The diurnal birds of prey and the mammalian predators consistently have the highest rates of mandibular and maxillary breakage.

You will have to pass beasts, fierce beasts of prey , and they are all that you will see.

bird/train etc spotter

Here is the story of one of them, Derek, the most unsuccessful train spotter in the world.

I suppose we're all train spotters at heart.

In Leicester a group of men got up like train spotters were very excited to see our coach.

It's a bonus for the late train spotter .

What a field day the train spotters had!

Why are so many train spotters called Derek?

early bird/early riser

kill two birds with one stone

Deedee killed two birds with one stone, both shopping and looking for a shop of her own to rent.

Adding five examples to the chapters that at present lack them would kill two birds with one stone.

By promoting these new investors, Mr Alphandéry could kill two birds with one stone.

In trying to play matchmaker and kill two birds with one stone, I nearly annihilated three.

Lleland was obviously out to kill two birds with one stone.

Thorpey said it'd kill two birds with one stone.

Well, now we can kill two birds with one stone.

the early bird catches the worm

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He's a strange old bird .

The tree was full of tiny, brightly colored birds.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A small party of bird watchers rounded a bend in the path fifty yards away and I beckoned them to hurry.

Animals, birds, insects, people were all pulled into the joke of life.

Brood parasitic birds are becoming favoured examples in studies of coevolution.

Fortunately most birds were not shy, in fact many were ridiculously tame.

Ron Deacon is adoptive father to five love bird chicks, who need constant care and attention.

The feed is examined carefully, and at the slaughterhouse any bird with an appearance of disease is discarded.

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