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sun·bird

 (sŭn′bûrd′)
n.
Any of various small tropical passerine birds of the family Nectariniidae of Asia, Africa, and Australia, having a slender downward-curving bill and often brightly colored plumage in the male.

sunbird

(ˈsʌnˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) any small songbird of the family Nectariniidae, of tropical regions of the Old World, esp Africa, having a long slender curved bill and a bright plumage in the males

sun•bird

(ˈsʌnˌbɜrd)

n.
any of various small, brilliantly colored Old World songbirds of the family Nectariniidae.
[1790–1800]
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The bird species range from seed-eaters, water birds, raptors, insect eaters, sunbirds, etc.
It has the sunbirds like Beautiful, Scarlet-chested and more flitting around the flower-filled shrubs along the dry riverbed.
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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, who was educated in Liverpool, won the poetry prize for her collection, The Bees, while former Great Ormond Street Hospital nurse Christie Watson picked up the prize for a first novel for Tiny Sunbirds Far Away.
The university has maintained that Young was kicked off the Sunbirds basketball team for infringing team standards.
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In early games yesterday, last year's bronze medalists Suntory Sunbirds of Japan settled for fifth place with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Thailand's Federbrau.
DAR KULAIB missed the opportunity of winning fifth place overall in the Asian Men's Clubs Volleyball Championship, being held in Dubai, following a 25-19, 20-25, 12-25, 23-25 defeat to Suntory Sunbirds yesterday.
The Sunbirds got plenty of value from their bus ride south by playing against a corps of seven Division I reserves, and they scored a 65-44 win over the Trojans in front of 3,895 at Galen Center.
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