any of various small, brilliantly colored Old World birds of the family Nectariniidae.
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How to use sunbird in a sentence
With their hot feathers, iridescent sunbirds may be especially at risk.Sunbirds’ dazzling feathers are hot, in both senses of the word | Jake Buehler | August 17, 2021 | Science News
Rogalla points out that small birds like sunbirds — vulnerable to big swings in ambient temperatures — have already perished en masse from extreme heat events.Sunbirds’ dazzling feathers are hot, in both senses of the word | Jake Buehler | August 17, 2021 | Science News
sunbird, fly away, fly to my ancestress' house; bring me apples and pears; come back soon.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes | Lina Eckenstein
Moreover, a tiny creature such as a sunbird is almost as light as the proverbial feather.Jungle Folk | Douglas Dewar
In conclusion, I should like to settle one disputed point in the economy of the purple sunbird (A. asiatica).
There is no month in the year in which I have not seen a cock purple sunbird in nuptial plumage.
The nest of the sunbird is one of the most wonderful pieces of architecture in the world, and it is the work of the hen alone.
British Dictionary definitions for sunbird
any small songbird of the family Nectariniidae, of tropical regions of the Old World, esp Africa, having a long slender curved bill and a bright plumage in the males
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