Bloodbird

Blood´bird`

    (blŭd´bẽrd`)
n.1.(Zool.) An Australian honeysucker (Myzomela sanguineolata); - so called from the bright red color of the male bird.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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and so named bloodbird for the shock of red across its skull