Definition of bristlebird in English:
An Australian songbird with mainly brown plumage, a long cocked tail, a fringe of bristles around the bill, and secretive habits.
- Genus Dasyornis, family Acanthizidae (or Maluridae): two or three species
- There are three species of bristlebirds in Australia: the Eastern, Rufous and Western Bristlebird.
- The eastern bristlebird is such a species - elusive, rarely heard and even more rarely seen.
- The removal of bristlebirds over three years from a limited area in the source population had no detectable impact.
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