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- n. The bellbird of South America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bellbird of South America. See bellbird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Spanish name of the South American bell-birds, as the arapunga and others of the genus Chasmorhynchus: so called from the bell-like sound of their voice. See arapunga.
He looked up and round; the birds had ceased to chirp; the parroquets were hiding behind the leaves; the monkeys were clustered motionless upon the highest twigs; only out of the far depths of the forest, the campanero gave its solemn toll, once, twice, thrice, like a great death-knell rolling down from far cathedral towers.
Each church has its campanero who is responsible for ringing the bells.
And while I thus sat thinking, sadly enough, but not despondingly, of past and present and future, all at once on the warm, still air came the resonant, far-reaching KLING-KLANG of the campanero from some leafy summit half a league away.
It is another species of the cotinga -- the well-known campanero, or bell-bird.
I could not resist the opportunity offered of acquiring the campanero.
From eleven to three all nature is hushed as in a midnight silence, and scarce a note is heard, saving that of the campanero and the pi-pi-yo; it is then that, oppressed by the solar heat, the birds retire to the thickest shade and wait for the refreshing cool of evening.
The fifth species is the celebrated campanero of the Spaniards, called dara by the Indians, and bell-bird by the English.
With many of the feathered race he pays the common tribute of a morning and an evening song; and even when the meridian sun has shut in silence the mouths of almost the whole of animated nature the campanero still cheers the forest.
No sound or song from any of the winged inhabitants of the forest, not even the clearly pronounced "Whip-poor-will" from the goat-sucker, cause such astonishment as the toll of the campanero.
This was the only opportunity I had of getting a campanero during this expedition.
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