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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Volume 9 in the landmark series, Handbook of the Birds of the World, concludes the suboscines with cotingas, manakins, tyrant flycatchers, New Zealand wrens, scrub-birds, and lyrebirds, and begins the oscines with larks, swallows, pipits, and wagtails.