Definition of bristlebird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪs(ə)lbəːd/

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An Australian songbird with mainly brown plumage, a long cocked tail, a fringe of bristles around the bill, and secretive habits.
  • Genus Dasyornis, family Acanthizidae (or Maluridae): two or three species
Example sentences
  • There are three species of bristlebirds in Australia: the Eastern, Rufous and Western Bristlebird.
  • The eastern bristlebird is such a species - elusive, rarely heard and even more rarely seen.
  • The removal of bristlebirds over three years from a limited area in the source population had no detectable impact.
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