Definition of jack bird in English:

jack bird

noun

  • 1British dialect, rare The fieldfare, Turdus pilaris.

  • 2New Zealand The juvenile of the South Island saddleback, Philesturnus carunculatus, a wattlebird.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John C. Atkinson (1814–1900), author and antiquary. From Jack + bird.

Pronunciation

jack bird

/ˈdʒak bəːd/