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tailorbird

[ tey-ler-burd ]
/ ˈteɪ lərˌbɜrd /
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noun

any of several small Asian passerine birds, especially of the genus Orthotomus, that stitch leaves together to form and conceal their nests.

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Origin of tailorbird

First recorded in 1760–70; tailor1 + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for tailorbird

tailorbird
/ (ˈteɪləˌbɜːd) /

noun

any of several tropical Asian warblers of the genus Orthotomus, which build nests by sewing together large leaves using plant fibres
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