Definitions

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  • n. A small South American bird (Anumbius anumbii) that builds a large and complex nest of twigs and thorns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small South American bird (Anumbius anumbii) allied to the ovenbirds of the genus Furnarius). It builds a very large and complex nest of twigs and thorns in a bush or tree.

Etymologies

thorn +‎ bird (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The black-legged serieman (Chunga burmeisteri), blue-crowned parakeet (Aratinga acuticadauta), Picui ground dove (Columbina picui), Guira cuckoo (Guira guira), little thornbird (Phacellodomus sibilatrix) and many-colored Chaco finch (Saltaitricula multicolor) make up a large part of the unique avifauna represented in this ecoregion.

    Arid Chaco

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