Definition of bristlebird in English:

bristlebird

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪs(ə)lbəːd
 
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noun

  • 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
    More 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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