Definition of leafbird in English:

leafbird

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Pronunciation: /ˈliːfbəːd
 
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noun

  • A tree-dwelling songbird of South and SE Asia with mainly green plumage and a black bill, the male typically having a black throat.
    • Genus Chloropsis, family Irenidae (or Chloropseidae): several species
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    • However, I stray from the purpose of our trip: birds, which were no less alluring than all the scenes mentioned above, with names such as leafbirds, bulbuls, coucals, laughingthrushes, babblers, sunbirds and junglefowl.
    • This higher-level sequencing convention results in some strange and eye-catching placements, such as the kinglets between bulbuls and leafbirds, or the vireos between whydahs and fringillids.
    • Scott then placed the males next to the cage of a male Orange-bellied Leafbird, and soon all three males were singing the leafbird song.

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