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scrub-bird

[ skruhb-burd ]
/ ˈskrʌbˌbɜrd /
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noun
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.
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Origin of scrub-bird

First recorded in 1865–70; scrub2 + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for scrub-bird

scrub bird

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