Definition of Scrub-bird
1. Noun. Small fast-running Australian bird resembling a wren and frequenting brush or scrub.
Generic synonyms: Passeriform Bird, Passerine
Group relationships: Atrichornis, Genus Atrichornis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrub-bird
Literary usage of Scrub-bird
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"(AN) West-Australian scrub-bird ... Both the known species of scrub-bird are about the size of a small Thrush—A. ..."
2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"scrub-bird, n. name given tc two Australian birds, ... They are the Noisy Scrub; bird, ... 26: "The scrub-bird creeps mouse-li* ..."
3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"113: " We gathered the wild raspberries, and mingling them with gee-bongs, and scrub-berries, set forth a dessert." scrub-bird, ;/. name given to two ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"scrub-bird, the name of an Australian genus, one of the most curious ornithological types of the many furnished by that country The first examples were ..."
5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"By JL Bonhote.-—On Heron« in captivity in Egypt. The Emu. XIX. Part 4. April, 1920. The Rufous Scrub-Bird. ... Haunts of the Rufous Scrub-Bird ..."