Scrub bird

scrub-bird

[skruhb-burd]
noun
either of two Australian passerine birds of the genus Atrichornis, related to the lyrebirds, having a loud voice and reduced powers of flight: A. clamosus is endangered.

Origin:
1865–70; scrub2 + bird

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scrub bird
 
n
either of two fast-running wren-like passerine birds, Atrichornis clamosus or A. rufescens, that constitute the Australian family Atrichornithidae

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