Definition of MacGillivray's warbler in English:

MacGillivray's warbler

noun

(also Macgillivray's warbler)
  • A North American warbler, Oporornis tolmiei (family Parulidae), which has a grey head, white eye-ring, and yellow underparts and breeds in south-western Canada and the western United States.

Pronunciation

MacGillivray's warbler

/mə(k)ˈɡɪlɪvriːz ˌwɔːblə/ /mə(k)ˈɡɪlɪvreɪz ˌwɔːblə/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John James Audubon (1785–1851), naturalist and artist. From the genitive of the name of William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist + warbler.