scrub bird


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Related to scrub bird: Atrichornis

scrub bird

n
(Animals) either of two fast-running wren-like passerine birds, Atrichornis clamosus or A. rufescens, that constitute the Australian family Atrichornithidae
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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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Scrub bird tables and feeders monthly with a proprietary cleaner or a weak solution of bleach to prevent harmful bacteria building up which could kill birds.
Birds are attracted to water for drinking and bathing, so scrub bird baths with vinegar and water rather than bleach (it's safer), and refill daily.
Two of the prized pictures in the collection are of the Australian Noisy Scrub bird - a creature close to Philip's heart.