Definition of wattlebird in English:


Syllabification: wat·tle·bird
Pronunciation: /ˈwätlˌbərd


  • The largest of the honeyeaters found in Australia, with a wattle hanging from each cheek.
    • Genus Anthochaera (and Melidectes), family Meliphagidae: four species
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    • 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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