- See under bellbird.
or bell bird
- 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
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- any of several tropical American passerine birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call: family Cotingidae (cotingas)
- 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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