sunbird

[suhn-burd]
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noun

any of various small, brilliantly colored Old World birds of the family Nectariniidae.

Origin of sunbird

First recorded in 1790–1800; sun + bird
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sunbird

noun

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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