Definition of Scrub bird

1. Noun. Small fast-running Australian bird resembling a wren and frequenting brush or scrub.

Exact synonyms: Scrub-bird, Scrubbird
Generic synonyms: Passeriform Bird, Passerine
Group relationships: Atrichornis, Genus Atrichornis



Definition of Scrub bird

1. Noun. (zoology) An Australian passerine bird of the family Atrichornithidae, as Atrichia clamosa ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrub Bird

scrowdge
scrowdged
scrowdges
scrowl
scrowle
scrowled
scrowles
scrowling
scrowls
scrows
scroyle
scroyles
scrub
scrub-bird
scrub beefwood
scrub bird (current term)
scrub birds
scrub brush
scrub bull
scrub fowl
scrub nurse
scrub oak
scrub oaks
scrub palmetto
scrub pine
scrub plane
scrub robin
scrub robins
scrub typhus
scrub up

Literary usage of Scrub bird

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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 ..."

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