leppälintu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

leppä (alder) +‎ lintu (bird)

Noun[edit]

leppälintu

  1. common redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus
  2. redstart (any of the birds in the genus Phoenicurus)
  3. In plural, true redstarts (genus Phoenicurus)
  4. redstart (any of the birds in related genera Hodgsonius (tiheikköleppälinnut), Rhyacomis (jokileppälinnut) and Chaimarromis (virtaleppälinnut))
  5. robin (any of the birds in related genera Myiomela (sinileppälinnut) and Cinclidium (viidakkoleppälinnut))

Usage notes[edit]

Although some species falling into leppälintu category are called "robin" in English, not all robins are leppälintu in Finnish.

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