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bellbird

or bell bird

[ bel-burd ]
/ ˈbɛlˌbɜrd /
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noun

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.

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Origin of bellbird

First recorded in 1795–1805; bell1 + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for bellbird

bellbird
/ (ˈbɛlˌbɜːd) /

noun

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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