Definition of wattlebird in English:

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wattlebird

Pronunciation: /ˈwädlˌbərd/

noun

The largest of the honeyeaters found in Australia, with a wattle hanging from each cheek.
  • Genus Anthochaera (and Melidectes), family Meliphagidae: four species.
Example sentences
  • From there she can watch red wattlebirds sip the indigo evening and goshawks, white as salt, hunt geckoes in the scrub, the sea a blue presence in her imaginings.
  • The yellow wattlebird occurs in eucalypt forest and woodland.
  • The red wattlebird moves about quickly and acrobatically within the tree.

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Syllabification: wat·tle·bird

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