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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