dykehopper
Wheatear Wheat"ear`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but white at the base and on each side. Called also {checkbird}, {chickell}, {dykehopper}, {fallow chat}, {fallow finch}, {stonechat}, and {whitetail}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • checkbird — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chickell — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fallow chat — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fallow finch — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxicola oenanthe — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stonechat — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wheatear — Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but white at the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitetail — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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