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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.
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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
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sun•bird

(ˈsʌnˌbɜrd)

n.
any of various small, brilliantly colored Old World songbirds of the family Nectariniidae.
[1790–1800]
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