Definitions

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  • n. Local name for the St Helena Plover, Charadrius sanctaehelenae, endemic to Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, and the national bird of the island.

Etymologies

From wire + bird (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And as well as the endangered wirebird, there are numerous species of plants, invertebrates and fish unique to the island.

    St Helena: a voyage of discovery

  • At present, the only endemic bird remaining is the St. Helena plover or wirebird (Charadrius sanctaehelenae), which is restricted to northern flatter portions of the island’s interior.

    St. Helena scrub and woodlands

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