bellbird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bellbird any of several tropical American birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bellbird (Zoöl) A South and Central American bird of the genus Casmarhincos, and family Cotingidæ, of several species; the campanero.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bellbird The arapunga.
    • n bellbird An Australian bird of the family Meliphagidæ, the Manorhina (or Myzantha) melanophrys, whose notes resemble the sound of a bell.
    • n bellbird An Australian piping crow, of the genus Strepera, as S. graculina. Also called bell-magpie.
    • n bellbird In New Zealand, one of the Meliphagidæ, Anthornis melanura.
    • n bellbird In Australia, Oreoica gutturalis, one of the shrikes.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So called from their notes

Usage


In news:

The World's First Transgender Bellbird Discovered in New Zealand.
This bellbird has female DNA and male characteristics.
The first transgender bellbird Down Under.
Biologists at the Zealandia eco-sanctuary in New Zealand have spotted a bellbird that exhibits features and behaviour of both male and female members of the species.
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