leafbird

leafbird

[leef-burd]
noun
any of several greenish, passerine birds of the genus Chloropsis, of Asia, related to the bulbuls, and often kept as pets.

Origin:
leaf + bird

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leafbird

(genus Chloropsis), any of about eight species of short-legged, grass-green birds (family Irenidae, order Passeriformes), from Southeast Asia and the Philippines. Some authorities place the leafbird in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae).

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