Definition of sunbird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnbəːd/


A small, brightly coloured Old World songbird with a long downcurved bill, feeding on nectar and resembling a hummingbird (but not able to hover).
  • Family Nectariniidae: four genera, in particular Nectarinia, and numerous species.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Several studies have demonstrated a concentration preference pattern that is consistent with this conjecture: in both hummingbirds and sunbirds, discriminatory ability is more precise at low that at high concentrations.
  • He photographed many species of colourful sunbirds hovering and sipping nectar.

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