Translation of bird in Spanish:


pájaro, n.

Pronunciation: /bəːd//bərd/


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    • 1.1

      (small) pájaro masculine
      (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) (large) ave
      bird's nest nido de pájaro/ave masculine
      • her hair is a real bird's nest tiene el pelo hecho una verdadera maraña
      • how did you know? — a little bird told me ¿cómo lo sabías? — me lo dijo un pajarito
      • the bird has flown el pájaro ha volado
      • a bird in a gilded cage un pájaro en una jaula de cristal
      • the birds and the bees
      • he told us about the birds and the bees nos contó de dónde venían los niños
      • to be (strictly) for the birds no valer nada
      • to do bird estar en cana
      • to eat like a bird comer como un pajarito
      • to give sb the bird (in a relationship) mandar a algn a freír espárragos
      • to kill two birds with one stone matar dos pájaros de un tiro
      • birds of a feather flock together Dios los cría y ellos se juntan
      • they're birds of a feather son tal para cual
      • a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando
      • it's the early bird that catches the worm a quien madruga Dios lo ayuda

    • 1.2US (clay pigeon)

      plato de tiro masculine
      • Such cases of female competition and aggression have been noted in many birds and other vertebrates.
      • Youngsters were able to stroke the birds ' feathers.
      • When on the water, a sleeping bird will tuck its bill under its wing; on land birds may stand on one leg.
      • I am currently using turkey feathers to fletch with, after spending half a day on a commercial turkey farm plucking wing feathers as the birds went into the slaughter house.
      • The black back of the bird separated the two wings from each other.
      • They were not the feathered wings of a bird or the leathery ones of a bat, but something in-between, sharing the features of both.
      • Hence, the possession of feathers is unique to birds and defines all members of the class Aves.
      • Marine mammals and large flying birds are the animals most likely to be able to benefit from foraging over very large distances.
      • Instead, the birds strike with their beaks and hook their fresh meat on thorns or barbed wire.
      • With a three-foot wingspan and two long, streaming tail feathers, these birds are easy to recognize.
      • Bounding and undulating flight are distinguished by the way the bird uses its wings during the resting phase.
      • Whether the flightless birds used their beaks to impale or bludgeon their prey is unknown, Chiappe says.
      • After you have clipped his wing, your bird will still be able to fly, but not for any distance.
      • It requires no special morphological adaptations, although it is most effective in birds with low wing loading.
      • Note the curled feathers on the wings, which become more prominent when the bird raises its wings during threat display
      • Occasionally, a bird fluffs feathers and wings in a short flight, before returning to the field of perpetual avian motion.
      • They measure the bills and the wings, take the birds ' weights and label a leg of each with a colored marker.
      • On the fringes of the bay, fragile marshes and winding waterways are teeming with birds and wildlife.
      • To this purpose the bird will hold its wings out from its body until dry enough for flight.
      • A bird needs wings for lift, tail feathers for control and lightweight bones.

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    • 2.1(person)

      he's rather an odd bird es un bicho raro informal
      • you're a rare bird around here these days! ¡no se te ve el pelo a menudo por aquí últimamente!

    • 2.2British slang (woman)

      chica feminine
      gachís feminine Spain slang
      piba feminine River Plate informal
      vieja feminine Mexico Colombia informal
      cabra feminine Chile informal
      • He remained a tough old bird, long after he left the army.
      • She's a strong old bird, but I don't think she'll recover from this one.
      • I sound like a tough old bird - but I sweated blood over this gallery and yet I would never want to have had those years any easier.
      • But the worst was an old bird who shouted at me about the poll tax and blamed me for Black Wednesday.
      • He's a tough old bird who has seen a lot of hard times.
      • Every so often, in between weathercasts predicting temperatures in the 90s, they wheel out this wizened old bird.
      • Yet England will remain unbroken, staunch old bird that she is, accustomed to the IRA and the blitz of the Second World War.
      • The landlady Anika was a senile old bird and was always telling me off for not paying my bills when I'd just paid her the day before.
      • To quote the old bird herself, we are not amused.
      • Why make a film about a posh old bird and an emporium of entertainment?
      • I had a friend who worked abroad minus his wife and ran off with a younger bird.
      • Maybe the old bird that called it in wasn't wearing her glasses.
      • It seems there's still life left in the old bird after all.
      • A fit bird means a girl who is pretty good looking or tasty!
      • The champion is a wily old bird however and Arthur was unable to press home his advantage.
      • So I asked a wise old bird, ‘Sir, do you know any tricks to get this light to go out?’
      • We had done everything to breathe life into the old bird.
      • But when in Rome London, might as well embrace the moment and see what the old bird has to offer.
      • If you flipped through the channels fast enough, it looked like the old bird had finally made up with Diana.
      • Will that wily old bird be proved right in the next few months?
      • The other point is that men want to feel that the women they go out with mirror them - and we all want to prove that we can pull a younger bird.
      • Her great-grandmother died of an unknown disease, and my gran was given a stack of money for the old bird's body - medical research I guess.
      • Whether you have found a cure for cancer or you're just a daft old bird who can't drive makes no difference, as long as people know your face.