from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several honeyeaters of the genus Anthochaera, having wattles on either side of the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a group of Australian birds in the genus Anthochaera of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae.
  • n. Any of three birds in the family Callaeidae, endemic to New Zealand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of honey eaters belonging to Anthochæra and allied genera of the family Meliphagidæ. These birds usually have a large and conspicuous wattle of naked skin hanging down below each ear. They are natives of Australia and adjacent islands.
  • n. The Australian brush turkey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Australian wattled or warty-faced honey-eater, Anthochæra carunculata: formerly also called wattled bee-eater and wattled crow by Latham, and pie à pendeloques by Daudin.
  • n. A wattle-crow, Glaucopis cinerea, the cinereous wattle-bird of Latham.
  • n. 3. A wattle-turkey.


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From: wattle + bird


  • The North Island kokako is an endemic wattlebird whose close relatives North and South Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater and P. carunculatus carunculatus) and the huia (Heteralocha acutirostris EX) are now, respectively, limited to predator-free islands or extinct.

    Northland temperate forests

  • The Tasmanian native hen (Gallinula mortierii), black-headed honeyeater (Melithreptus affinis), and yellow wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa) are near-endemic to this ecoregion.

    Tasmanian temperate forests

  • The following birds utilize a variety of habitats, including eucalypt woodlands: a subspecies of wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax fleayi), Tasmanian native hen (Gallinula mortierii), Tasmanian thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii), and yellow wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa).

    Tasmanian Central Highland forests


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