Definition of false sunbird in English:

false sunbird

Syllabification: false sun·bird

noun

  • A small asity of Madagascar that resembles a sunbird.
    • Genus Neodrepanis, family Philepittidae: two species
    More example sentences
    • Two unrelated Madagascan species in the genus Neodrepenis are known as false sunbirds, and are easily confused with the sunbirds, which they resemble in habits, habitat, diet, and somewhat in appearance.
    • The Neodrepanis species are known as sunbird-asities and were formerly known as false sunbirds.

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