Definition of whipbird in English:

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whipbird

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪpbəːd/

noun

A long-tailed Australian songbird of the logrunner family, with a call like the crack of a whip.
  • Genus Psophodes, family Orthonychidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • I did not expect to see a noisy scrub-bird, a western bristlebird or a western whipbird.
  • There is a small, peaceful valley in Upper Brookfield where the creek still runs clear, the rainforest overhangs the creek and the whipbirds call to their mates with a long, resounding crack.
  • I've heard it said that the hardest Australian bird to see is the western whipbird, but I reckon the black-eared miner must come a close second.

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