Definition of Rifleman bird

1. Noun. Small green-and-bronze bird.

Exact synonyms: Acanthisitta Chloris
Generic synonyms: New Zealand Wren
Group relationships: Acanthisitta, Genus Acanthisitta



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rifleman Bird

rifle
rifle ball
rifle green
rifle grenade
rifle range
rifle ranges
rifle shot
riflebird
riflebirds
rifled
rifled slug
rifled slugs
riflelike
rifleman
rifleman bird (current term)
riflemen
rifler
rifleries
riflers
riflery
rifles
riflescope
riflescopes
riflewoman
riflewomen
rifling
riflings
riflip
riflips

Literary usage of Rifleman bird

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Little is known of the habits of any of them, but the Rifleman-bird proper is said to get its food by thrusting its somewhat long bill under the loose bark ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Rifleman - Bird, or Rifle - Bird, names given . . . probably because in coloration it resembled the well-known uniform of the rifle-regiments of the British ..."

3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"553 : " Rifleman - Bird, or Rifle - Bird, names given . . . probably because in coloration it resembled the well-known uniform of the rifle-regiments of the ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... the Rifleman-bird,2 is velvety-black with a purple gloss, having the head, throat, and median rectrices green, the abdomen bronzy; the crown-feathers ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... FRS Sec the biographical article: NEWTON, ALFRED. ALFRED PETER HILLIER, MD, MP 4 Regiomontanus. 4 Renan. /Rhea; Rifleman-bird; I Roller (Bird); Run. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... Rifleman-bird; Sec the biographical article: NEWTON, ALFRED. \ Roller (Bird); Huff. • ?. H. ALFRED PETER HILLIER, MD, MP r Author of South African ..."

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