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wattle-eye

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Definition of wattle-eye in English:

noun

A small African flycatcher with a coloured patch of bare skin around or above the eye, typically having black and white plumage.
  • Genus Platysteira, family Platysteiridae (or Monarchidae): several species
Example sentences
  • Niche overlap of pied flycatcher was also greatest with paradise flycatcher and with wattle-eye.
  • We also had our first wattle-eye, a Jameson's wattle-eye, a brown-chested alethe, and an equatorial akalat.
  • The final group of birds in this family are the two genera of wattle-eyes.

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