Definition of wedgebill in English:

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wedgebill

Pronunciation: /ˈwɛdʒbɪl/

noun

An Australian songbird of the logrunner family, with a wedge-shaped bill, long tail, and upright crest.
  • Sphenostoma cristatum, family Orthonychidae.
Example sentences
  • Seeing any of the whipbirds, wedgebills, and jewel-babblers can be a challenge to the observer.
  • Australian whipbirds and wedgebills have eggs that are light blue with black scribbles very boldly marking them.
  • More than 100 species of birds have been recorded here, including fairy wrens, finches, grass wrens and wedgebills.

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