Any of various tropical American birds of the family Cotingidae, having a characteristic bell-like call.(noun)
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Use "bellbird" in a sentence
"We heard the calling of the false bellbird, which is gray instead of white like the true bellbirds; it keeps among the very topmost branches."
"Other endangered restricted range species that migrate seasonally to this ecoregion are the three-wattled bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) and the bare-necked umbrella bird (Cephalopterus glabricollis)."
"For example, Ocotea endresiana (Lauraceae) is a tree species from Latin America which is dispersed by several species of birds, including the three-wattled bellbird."