Definition of thornbill in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːnbɪl/

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  • 1A small Australian warbler with drab plumage and a pointed bill.
    • Genus Acanthiza, family Acanthizidae: several species
  • 2A tropical American hummingbird with a short, sharply pointed bill.
    • Family Trochilidae: three genera, in particular Chalcostigma, and several species

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