merula merula


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ousel \Ou"sel\ ([oo^]"z'l), n. [OE. osel, AS. [=o]sle; akin to
   G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf.
   Merle, Amsel.] (Zool.)
   One of several species of European thrushes, especially the
   blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the
   mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus). [Written also
   ouzel.]
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   Rock ousel (Zool.), the ring ousel.

   Water ousel (Zool.), the European dipper ({Cinclus
      aquaticus}), and the American dipper ({Cinclus
      Mexicanus}).
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