Definition of sugarbird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͝oɡərˌbərd/
(also sugar bird)


1A southern African songbird with a long fine bill and very long tail, feeding on nectar and insects.
  • Genus Promerops, family Promeropidae (or Meliphagidae): two species.
Example sentences
  • The recent discovery of blood parasites in South African sugarbirds, identical to those present in Australian honey-eaters and never previously recorded on the African continent, was revolutionary.
  • And if the poison is killing sugarbirds, it will kill sunbirds and any other pollinators such as insects.
  • A single sugarbird can visit and potentially pollinate as many as 300 protea flowers in one day.
2 another term for bananaquit.

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Syllabification: sug·ar·bird

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