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ouzel

, ousel
1. short for ring ouzel or water ouzel (see dipper)
2. an archaic name for the (European) blackbird
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Ring Ousel Pic: MALCOLM GRIFFITHS Little Egret Pic: ADRIAN FOSTER LOSER: The demented "yaffle" of the Green Woodpecker used to be numerous and widespread in North Wales.
Bottom sings: "The ousel cock so black of hue, With orange-tawny bill, The throstle with his note so true, The wren with little quill.
Within these pages we meet everything: in the bird family, robin, meadow pipit, dippers, woodpecker holes, Canada geese and ducks, ravens, merlins, wren, magpie, jay, chaffinch, whitethroat and ring ousel.