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bellbird

or bell bird

[bel-burd]
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noun
  1. any of several birds having a loud bell-like cry, especially Anthornis melanura, a honey eater of New Zealand, and Procnias tricarunculata (three-wattled bellbird) of Central America.

Origin of bellbird

First recorded in 1795–1805; bell1 + bird
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Examples from the Web for bellbird

Historical Examples

  • There are the campanero or bellbird, and the flautero or flute bird.

    Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena

    H. J. Mozans


British Dictionary definitions for bellbird

bellbird

noun
  1. any of several tropical American passerine birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call: family Cotingidae (cotingas)
  2. either of two other birds with a bell-like call: an Australian flycatcher, Oreoica gutturalis (crested bellbird), or a New Zealand honeyeater, Anthornis melanura
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