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three-wattled bellbird

[three-wot-ld] /ˈθriˌwɒt ld/
noun
1.
See under bellbird.

bellbird

[bel-burd] /ˈbɛlˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of several birds having a loud bell-like cry, especially Anthornis melanura, a honey eater of New Zealand, and Procnias tricarunculata (three-wattled bellbird) of Central America.
Also, bell bird.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; bell1 + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for three-wattled bellbird

bellbird

/ˈbɛlˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American passerine birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call: family Cotingidae (cotingas)
2.
either of two other birds with a bell-like call: an Australian flycatcher, Oreoica gutturalis (crested bellbird), or a New Zealand honeyeater, Anthornis melanura
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Encyclopedia Article for three-wattled bellbird

bellbird

any of several unrelated birds from various locations around the world that are named for their ringing voices.

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