Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Bird n.

[abbr.]

1. (US) the Thunderbird, a motorcar.

[US]J. Flynn Action Man 45: The Merc sedan, two down from your Bird [HDAS].
[US]G.V. Higgins Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 74: The Kraut spotted Dannie Theos the other day in a big maroon Bird.
[US]L. Dills CB Slanguage.

2. (US black) Thunderbird wine.

[US]A. Young Snakes (1971) 75: A sweet taste of Bird.
[UK]J. Mowry Six Out Seven (1994) 148: A red-eyed man in dirty shorts lurched halfway out of the other apartment’s door. A bottle of Bird dangled from his fist.