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Definition: bee martin
, n. (Zo["o]l.)
1. A small American bird (Tyrannus tyrannus
, or Tyrannus Carolinensis
), noted for its courage in attacking larger
birds, even hawks and eagles, especially when they
approach its nest in the breeding season. It is a typical
tyrant flycatcher, taking various insects upon the wing.
It is dark ash above, and blackish on the bead and tail.
The quills and wing coverts are whitish at the edges. It
is white beneath, with a white terminal band on the tail.
The feathers on the head of the adults show a bright
orange basal spot when erected. Called also bee bird
and bee martin
. Several Southern and Western species of
are also called king birds.
2. The king tody. See under King
, n. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin.
One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail
less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.
[Written also marten
Note: The American purple martin
, or bee martin
or Progne purpurea
), and the European house martin
, or window martin
), are the best known species.
(a) The bank swallow. See under Bank
(b) The fairy martin. See under Fairy
(a) The purple martin.
(b) The kingbird.
, the bank swallow.