sun bird

sunbird

[suhn-burd]
noun
any of various small, brilliantly colored Old World birds of the family Nectariniidae.

Origin:
1790–1800; sun + bird

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sunbird (ˈsʌnˌbɜːd)
 
n
any small songbird of the family Nectariniidae, of tropical regions of the Old World, esp Africa, having a long slender curved bill and a bright plumage in the males

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