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Noun: firebird  'fI(-u)r,burd
  1. The male is bright red with black wings and tail
    - scarlet tanager, Piranga olivacea, redbird
  2. Eastern subspecies of northern oriole
    - Baltimore oriole, Baltimore bird, hangbird, Icterus galbula galbula
  3. Tropical American flycatcher found as far north as southern Texas and Arizona; adult male has bright scarlet and black plumage
    - vermillion flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus mexicanus

Derived forms: firebirds

Type of: flycatcher, Icterus galbula, New World flycatcher, northern oriole, tanager, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher

Part of: genus Piranga, genus Pyrocephalus, Piranga, Pyrocephalus

Encyclopedia: Firebird