American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small tropical Old World passerine birds of the family Nectariniidae, having a slender downward-curving bill and often brightly colored plumage in the male.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name of various birds. A general or indiscriminate name of cinnyrimorphic birds, of the genera Nectarinia, Cinnyris, Dicæum, and related forms, of more than one family. See also cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any one of numerous species of small brilliantly colored birds of the family
Nectariniidæ, native of Africa, Southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia. In external appearance and habits they somewhat resemble humming birds, but they are true singing birds (Oscines).
- n. The sun bittern.
- sun + bird (Wiktionary)
“I'm guessing the directory "sunbird" in the new tarball has either changed or is in a different location now?”
“I heard they built a restaurant (the sunbird) on one out here in Colorado Springs.”
“Olive-backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis formerly, Nectarinia jugularis; protonym; Certhia jugularis, also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, photographed at Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, Malaysia.”
“For example, I could just as easily see the OP deciding to live permanently in MX and then sunbird back to Minneapolis.”
“Other birds include: the endemic Seychelles bulbul Hypsipetes crassirostris, blue pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrima, Seychelles sunbird Nectarinia dussamieri, Seychelles kestrel Falco araea and an endemic cave-nesting swiftlet Collocalia francica elaphra.”
“Sunbirds in the highland forest include the golden winged sunbird Nectarinia reichenowi and eastern double collared sunbird N. mediocris.”
“Other rare birds are Fraser's eagle owl Bubo poensis, white-bellied robin chat Cossypher roberti, Grauer's warbler Graueria vittata, short-tailed warbler Hemitasia neumanni, yellow-eyed black flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiaca, montane double-collared sunbird Nectarinia ludovicenis and dusky twinspot Clytospiza cinereoinacea.”
“There are also fynbos endemics such as the orange-breasted sunbird Nectarinia violacea and Protea canary Serinus leucopterus.”
“The diverse vegetation communities support a notable resident and migratory bird fauna, including cliff species such as fox-kestrel Falco alopex, Gabar goshawk Melierax gabar, yellow-billed shrike Corvinella corvina scarlet-chested sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis,, rose-ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri, cliff chat Thamnolea cinnamomeiventris (abundant) and rock dove Columbia livia.”
“Although 179 highland bird species have been recorded for the mountain, species recorded in the upper zones are few in number, although they include occasional lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, mainly on the Shira ridge, hill chat Cercomela sordida, Hunter's cisticola Cisticola hunteri, and scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni.”
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