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Any of several honeyeaters of the genus Anthochaera of Australia, generally having fleshy wattles on either side of the head.
1. (Animals) any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Anthochaera, such as A. paradoxa (yellow wattlebird), that have red or yellow wattles on both sides of the head
2. (Animals) any arboreal New Zealand songbird of the family Callaeidae, having wattles on both sides of the bill