Definition of fernbird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəːnbəːd/


A secretive warbler found only in New Zealand, with dark streaked plumage.
  • Megalurus punctatus, family Sylviidae
Example sentences
  • There are fernbirds and tomtits that should also return.
  • Fernbirds tend to weave their way through low vegetation and only rarely fly from cover.
  • The survival of fernbird will be ensured by the purchase of a block of land in the valley, the Conservation Minister said today.
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