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honeycreeper

[huhn-ee-kree-per] /ˈhʌn iˌkri pər/
noun
1.
any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; honey + creeper
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any of the tropical American birds of the subfamily Coerebinae, family Emberizidae. Birds of the Hawaiian honeycreeper (q.v.) group constitute the family Drepanididae and are commonly referred to as drepanidids.

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