honey creeper

honeycreeper

[huhn-ee-kree-per]
noun
1.
any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America.

Origin:
1880–85; honey + creeper

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honey creeper
 
n
1.  any small tropical American songbird of the genus Dacnis and related genera, closely related to the tanagers and buntings, having a slender downward-curving bill and feeding on nectar
2.  any bird of the family Drepanididae of Hawaii

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