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Definition of "scrub-bird" [scrub-bird]

  • A bird of the family Atrichiidæ (or Atrichornithidæ): so called because it inhabits the dense scrub of Australia. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "scrub-bird" in a sentence
  • "Of particular importance are Albert's lyrebird Menura alberti, the superb lyrebird M. novaehollandiae and rufous scrub-bird Atrichornis rufescens, both of which represent families with only two species, and are endemic to Australia."
  • "The noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus, VU), which earned its name through the loud vocalizations of its males, was presumed extinct until a small population was rediscovered in 1961."
  • "Other conservation projects in Southwest Australia include community-based recovery programs for the threatened Carnaby's black-cockatoo, western ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus flaviventris), noisy scrub-bird, malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) and the marsupial 'mouse' known as the dibbler (Parentechinus apicalis)."