Plectrophanes nivalis
Snowbird Snow"bird, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white, but variously marked with chestnut and brown. Called also {snow bunting}, {snowflake}, {snowfleck}, and {snowflight}. (b) Any finch of the genus {Junco} which appears in flocks in winter time, especially {Junco hyemalis} in the Eastern United States; -- called also {blue snowbird}. See {Junco}. (c) The fieldfare. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Plectrophenax nivalis — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Пуночка — (Plectrophanes nivalis) или снежный подорожник кругополярная птица из рода подорожников, гнездящаяся в области тундр Старого и Нового Света (об образе жизни подорожников см.). Свое название П. получила от лапландского слова пунак . У самца в… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • blue snowbird — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Junco hyemalis — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snow bunting — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snowbird — Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowflake — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowfleck — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowflight — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Новая Земля — обширная группа островов, лежащая в Северном Ледовитом ок. между 77° и 70°30 с. ш. и меридианам 51°30 и 69°0 в. д. от Гринвича, принадлежит к Архангельской губ. Несомненно, принадлежат к о вам материковым. Два главных о ва разделены узким,… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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