firetail
Sappho Sap"pho, n. [See {Sapphic}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of brilliant South American humming birds of the genus {Sappho}, having very bright-colored and deeply forked tails; -- called also {firetail}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Firetail — Fire tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European redstart; called also {fireflirt}. [prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firetail — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firetail — /ˈfaɪəteɪl / (say fuyuhtayl) noun any endemic Australian finch of the genus Stagonopleura, which has crimson upper tail coverts …   Australian English dictionary

  • firetail — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of several birds with red or reddish tails: as a. dialect England : redstart 1 b. : diamond sparrow 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beautiful Firetail — Taxobox name = Beautiful Firetail status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Stagonopleura species = S. bella binomial = Stagonopleura bella binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Diamond Firetail — Conservation status Near Threatened ( …   Wikipedia

  • Painted Firetail — Taxobox name = Painted Firetail status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Emblema genus authority = Gould, 1842 species = E. pictum binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Red-eared Firetail — Taxobox name = Red eared Firetail status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Stagonopleura species = S. oculata binomial = Stagonopleura oculata… …   Wikipedia

  • Mountain Firetail — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Duckweed Firetail — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

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