- a bowerbird, Sericulus chrysocephalus, the males of which have deep black plumage with brilliant golden head, neck, and wing patches and build elaborate bowers.
Also called regent bird.
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- an Australian bowerbird, Sericulus chrysocephalus, the male of which has a showy yellow and velvety-black plumage
Word Origin for regent bowerbird
after the Prince Regent
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