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gibberbird

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪbəbəːd
 
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Definition of gibberbird in English:

noun

Australian
The desert chat, a bird inhabiting the plains of central Australia.
  • Ashbyia lovensis, family Ephthianuridae
Example sentences
  • We saw a female gibberbird close to the bus, which was not as exciting as our previous gibberbird sighting.
  • The gibber plains that surround Innamincka are an ideal environment to observe gibberbirds, chats and other tiny desert inhabitants.
  • Some birds, such as the gibberbird, prefer these areas of bare stony plains.

Origin

gibber from gibber2.

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