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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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blackbirdblack‧bird /ˈblækbɜːd $ -bɜːrd/ noun [countable]  HBBa common European and American bird, the male of which is completely black
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blackbirdDarwin noticed that some monogamous birds have very colorful males: mallards, for example, and blackbirds.Species such as blackbirds and sparrows have three pointing forwards and one pointing back.But is it a dialogue, or does each blackbird whistle for itself and not for the other?Birds, especially blackbirds, like using the fibres for building nests.When a stuffed owl was presented to experienced blackbirds living in aviaries, they started mobbing the mounted bird.The evil spirits ascended from her mouth as a flock of blackbirds.There were blackbirds and thrushes and skylarks and ravens and starlings and jays and magpies and many kinds of small finches.
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