riflebird
noun Date: 1831 any of several birds of paradise (genus Ptiloris)

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  • Riflebird — Ri fle*bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of beautiful birds of Australia and New Guinea, of the genera {Ptiloris} and {Craspidophora}, allied to the paradise birds. [1913 Webster] Note: The largest and best known species is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riflebird — ptiloriai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ptiloris angl. riflebird rus. щитоносная райская птица, f pranc. paradisier, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rojiniai paukščiai siauresnis terminas – puikusis ptiloris siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • riflebird — ri·fle·bird (rīʹfəl bûrd ) n. Any of several birds of paradise of the genera Craspedophora and Ptiloris of Australia and New Guinea. * * *       any of certain bird of paradise (q.v.) species. * * * …   Universalium

  • riflebird — /ˈraɪfəlbɜd / (say ruyfuhlberd) noun any of various birds of paradise of the genus Ptiloris, of Australia and New Guinea. {rifle1, from the sound it makes + bird1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • riflebird — noun velvety black Australian bird of paradise with green and purple iridescence on head and tail • Syn: ↑Ptloris paradisea • Hypernyms: ↑bird of paradise * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: rifle (V); from the sound of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Magnificent Riflebird — Neville William Cayley s illustration of the immature male, mature male, and female Magnificent Riflebird. Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Mantou's Riflebird — Mantou’s Riflebird Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves …   Wikipedia

  • Duivenbode's Riflebird — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Victoria's Riflebird — Taxobox name = Victoria s Riflebird status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 225px image caption = Victoria s Riflebird (male) calling regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Paradisaeidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern Riflebird — Taxobox name = Eastern Riflebird status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Paradisaeidae genus = Ptiloris species = P. intercedens binomial = Ptiloris intercedens… …   Wikipedia

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