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barwing Line breaks: bar|wing
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːwɪŋ/

Definition of barwing in English:


An Asian bird of the babbler family, with barred feathers on the wings and tail.
  • Genus Actinodura, family Timaliidae: several species
Example sentences
  • Like Darwin's famous Galapagos finches, the barwings and babblers of the Himalayas display adaptive radiation.
  • From behind these arboreal flowers a tiny Taiwan barwing hops out onto a branch, unaware that a telephoto lens has zoomed in on him full frame.
  • Here we will look for the mountain hawk and black eagle, khalij pheasants, black-throated parrotbills, barwings, shrike-babblers, yuhinas, shortwings, redstarts etc.
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