Definitions

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  • n. Any of a group of colourful, mostly insectivorous birds in the genus Brachypteryx of the thrush family Turdidae.
  • n. Heinrichia calligyna, the great shortwing.
  • n. A common name for Perilestidae, a family of damselflies in the order Odonata.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of small wrenlike Asiatic birds having short wings and a short tail. They belong to Brachypterix, Callene, and allied genera.

Etymologies

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short +‎ wing

Examples

  • Family Common Name Species Turdidae Rusty-bellied shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Northern Triangle temperate forests

  • Of the 365 birds known from this ecoregion, the rusty-bellied shortwing (Brachypteryx hyperythra) is the only ecoregional endemic (Table 2).

    Northern Triangle temperate forests

  • There is one near-endemic species, the rusty-bellied shortwing (Brachypteryx hyperythra) (Table 2).

    Northern Triangle subtropical forests

  • The white-bellied shortwing also is a threatened species.

    North Western Ghats montane rain forests

  • The white-bellied treepie, white-bellied shortwing, and grey-breasted laughingthrush are primarily montane species.

    North Western Ghats montane rain forests

  • My totem is the Gos uber- shortwing so I guess I am a hopeless shortwinger at heart.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • The correct technical word for a shortwing- flyer is "austringer".

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Gaultheria flexuosa, Parus major: variegated shortwing, Papilio machaonires.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • Family Common Name Species Phasianidae Chestnut-breasted partridge Arborophila mandellii Phasianidae Cheer pheasant Catreus wallichi Timaliidae Ludlow's fulvetta Alcippe ludlowi Turdidae Rusty-bellied shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra Timaliidae Elliot's laughingthrush Garrulax elliotii Timaliidae Immaculate wren-babbler Pnoepyga immaculata Timaliidae Snowy-throated babbler Stachyris oglei Timaliidae Hoary-throated barwing Actinodura nipalensis Timaliidae Spiny babbler Turdoides nipalensis Timaliidae Mishmi wren-babbler Spelaeornis badeigularis Phasianidae Western tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Himalayan subtropical pine forests

  • Family Common Name Species Columbidae Nilgiri wood-pigeon Columba elphinstonii Bucconidae Malabar grey hornbill Ocyceros griseus Corvidae White-bellied treepie Dendrocitta leucogastra Turdidae White-bellied shortwing Brachypteryx major Pycnonotidae Grey-headed bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus Timaliidae Grey-breasted laughingthrush Garrulax jerdoni Timaliidae Rufous babbler Turdoides subrufus Psittacidae Malabar parakeet Psittacula columboides An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    North Western Ghats montane rain forests

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