scrub-bird


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Noun1.scrub-bird - small fast-running Australian bird resembling a wren and frequenting brush or scrubscrub-bird - small fast-running Australian bird resembling a wren and frequenting brush or scrub
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
Atrichornis, genus Atrichornis - type genus of the Atrichornithidae
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The bowerbirds are generally thought to be closely related to the birds of paradise, but some scientists have pointed out similarities with the lyrebirds and scrub-birds of Australia.