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tinkerbird

Line breaks: tinker|bird
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪŋkəbəːd/

Definition of tinkerbird in English:

noun

A small African barbet with a monotonous metallic call like a hammer striking an anvil, repeated for long periods.
  • Genus Pogonulus, family Capitonidae: several species. Alternative name: tinker barbet
Example sentences
  • We stayed in a comfortable log cabin under the forest canopy and saw new birds from our stoep - golden rumped tinker barbets, white eared barbets, purple crested louries, yellowbreasted apalis and golden rumped woodpeckers.
  • There are 43 species of barbets and tinkerbirds that span the African continent from south of the Sahara.
  • Kruwa has fruit trees that in season draw many greenbuls, barbets, tinkerbirds, hornbills, and other birds.

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