thornbird

Thornbird

Thorn"bird`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small South American bird (Anumbius anumbii) allied to the ovenbirds of the genus Furnarius). It builds a very large and complex nest of twigs and thorns in a bush or tree.
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