Bloodbird
Bloodbird Blood"bird` (bl[u^]d"b[~e]rd`), n. (Zo["o]l.) An Australian honeysucker ({Myzomela sanguineolata}); -- so called from the bright red color of the male bird. [1913 Webster]

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  • bloodbird — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an Australian honey eater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) having the head, neck, breast, and back bright scarlet, the wings and tail black, and the under parts buff …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myzomela sanguineolata — Bloodbird Blood bird (bl[u^]d b[ e]rd ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) An Australian honeysucker ({Myzomela sanguineolata}); so called from the bright red color of the male bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarlet Honeyeater — Female Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • honeyeater — [hun′ē ēt΄ər] n. any of a large family (Meliphagidae) of Australasian passerine birds with a long, brushlike tongue that can be protruded to catch insects or draw nectar from flowers * * * hon·ey·eat·er (hŭnʹē ē tər) n. Any of various birds of… …   Universalium

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