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wattlebird (ˈwɒtəlˌbɜːd Pronunciation for wattlebird



  1. any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Anthochaera, such as A. paradoxa (yellow wattlebird), that have red or yellow wattles on both sides of the head
  2. any arboreal New Zealand songbird of the family Callaeidae, having wattles on both sides of the bill

Example Sentences Including 'wattlebird'

From the first time I saw a brush wattlebird after arriving in Australia from Britain, I took an instant dislike to it.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
The brush wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), which is also found on the mainland, is the sort of bird you either love or hate.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)


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