Definition of friarbird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌɪəˌbəːd/


A large Australasian honeyeater with a dark, partly naked head and a long curved bill.
  • Genus Philemon, family Meliphagidae: many species.
Example sentences
  • The gray bird perched on the same dead limb that the raptor and the friarbirds had visited, and it flicked its wings as it sat there.
  • By now I've learned their loud call, which at first I thought must belong to a friarbird.
  • Common hosts are friarbirds, the magpie-lark, and figbirds.

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