either of two Australian passerine birds of the genus Atrichornis, related to the lyrebirds, having a loud voice and reduced powers of flight: A. clamosus is endangered.

Origin of scrub-bird

First recorded in 1865–70; scrub2 + bird Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for scrub bird

scrub bird


either of two fast-running wren-like passerine birds, Atrichornis clamosus or A. rufescens, that constitute the Australian family Atrichornithidae
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