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  • n. Plural form of bellbird.


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  • Male bellbirds perch on dead trees in order to attract mates, and often defecate seeds beneath these perches where the seeds have a high chance of survival because of high light conditions and escape from fungal pathogens [2].

    Seed dispersal

  • Eventually Gaynor prevailed on him to bring himself back from his trance and he started to talk excitedly about the tuis, the New Zealand pigeons, the bellbirds, the North Island robins, the New Zealand kingfisher, the red-crowned parakeets, the paradise shelducks, and the great crowd of large kakas which were swooping around the garden and jostling each other at the bird bath.

    Last Chance to See

  • The bellbirds and parrots were silent, and from behind her there came only the rustle and murmur of the living forest.

    Modesty Blaise

  • We heard the calling of the false bellbird, which is gray instead of white like the true bellbirds; it keeps among the very topmost branches.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

  • Great azure butterflies flitted through the open, sunny glades, and the bellbirds, sitting motionless, uttered their ringing calls from the dark stillness of the columned groves.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

  • We saw parties of monkeys; and the false bellbirds uttered their ringing whistles in the dense timber around our tents.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

  • Splendid quetzals and bellbirds fly about the canopy of the forest, and iridescent hummingbirds hover around in search of nectar. - Articles related to Maharashtra's Western Ghats losing forest cover: Study

  • The Department of Conservation is celebrating the return of bellbirds to Motutapu island in the Hauraki Gulf.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Within the Whirinaki is a 1000ha core area of intensive pest control that has been in place since 2003, during this time the bird life in this area has increased beyond expectations, kaka, kakariki, robins, whiteheads, bellbirds and tui are all being protected.

    NZ On Screen

  • The and tuis and black swans and bellbirds and red mushrooms with white polka dots.

    pink elephants


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