Oxbird
Oxbird Ox"bird`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The dunlin. (b) The sanderling. (c) An African weaver bird ({Textor alector}). [1913 Webster]

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  • Oxbird — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Oxbird (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on oxbird instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/oxbird …   Wikipedia

  • oxbird —       any of certain small sandpipers, especially the dunlin (q.v.). In Africa the buffalo weaver (q.v.) and the oxpecker are called oxbirds. * * * …   Universalium

  • oxbird — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : dunlin 2. dialect England : the sanderling or other sandpiper 3. : an African weaverbird (Bubalornis albirostris) 4. : oxpecker …   Useful english dictionary

  • Textor alector — Oxbird Ox bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The dunlin. (b) The sanderling. (c) An African weaver bird ({Textor alector}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • buffalo weaver — ▪ bird  either of the two African birds constituting the subfamily Bubalornithinae of the family Ploceidae. The more widespread species is the black buffalo weaver, or oxbird (Bubalornis albirostris); it is black, with white in the wings. The… …   Universalium

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