- any of several Australian honey eaters of the genus Anthochaera, most of which have fleshy wattles at the sides of the neck.
- any of three endemic New Zealand songbirds, of the family Callaeidae, all of which have brightly colored wattles at the corners of the mouth: Callaeas cinerea is endangered and Heteralocha acutirostris is believed to be extinct.
Origin of wattlebird
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- any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Anthochaera, such as A. paradoxa (yellow wattlebird), that have red or yellow wattles on both sides of the head
- any arboreal New Zealand songbird of the family Callaeidae, having wattles on both sides of the bill
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