wattlebird
noun Date: 1819 any of several Australasian honeyeaters (genus Anthochaera) having ear wattles

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  • Wattlebird — Wat tle*bird , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of honey eaters belonging to {Anthoch[ae]ra} and allied genera of the family {Meliphagid[ae]}. These birds usually have a large and conspicuous wattle of naked skin hanging down below… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wattlebird — [wät′ lbʉrd΄] n. any of a number of large honeyeaters (genus Anthochaera) of Australia and Tasmania, characterized by wattles that hang from the corners of the mouth …   English World dictionary

  • Wattlebird — Taxobox name = Wattlebird regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Meliphagidae genus = Anthochaera genus authority = Vigors Horsfield, 1827 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = * Anthochaera… …   Wikipedia

  • wattlebird — /ˈwɒtlbɜd / (say wotlberd) noun 1. any of several large endemic Australian honeyeaters of the genus Anthochaera having pendulous wattles on each side of the throat, as the red wattlebird, A. carunculata. 2. any of several New Zealand birds of the …   Australian English dictionary

  • wattlebird — žvynuotieji medsiurbiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anthochaera angl. wattlebird rus. серёжчатый медосос, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – medsiurbiniai siauresnis terminas – gelsvasis žvynuotasis medsiurbys siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • wattlebird — /wot l berrd /, n. 1. any of several Australian honey eaters of the genus Anthochaera, most of which have fleshy wattles at the sides of the neck. 2. any of three endemic New Zealand songbirds, of the family Callaeidae, all of which have brightly …   Universalium

  • wattlebird — noun a) Any of a group of Australian birds in the genus Anthochaera of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. b) Any of three birds in the family Callaeidae, endemic to New Zealand …   Wiktionary

  • wattlebird — noun 1》 an Australian honeyeater with a wattle hanging from each cheek. [Genera Anthochaera and Melidectes.] 2》 a New Zealand songbird with wattles hanging from the base of the bill. [Family Callaeidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • wattlebird — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : any of several Australasian honey eaters of the genus Anthochaera having fleshy pendulous ear wattles: as a. : a common largely grayish brown Australian bird (A. carunculata) with white shaft stripes on the feathers of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellow Wattlebird — Taxobox name = Yellow Wattlebird status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Meliphagidae genus = Anthochaera species = A. paradoxa binomial = Anthochaera paradoxa… …   Wikipedia

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