noun Date: 1802 any of various birds (as flycatchers of the genus Procnias and the honeyeater of the genus Anthornis) whose notes suggest the sound of a bell

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  • Bellbird — is a name given to several kinds of bird, noted for their far carrying bell like call: * Neotropical Bellbirds (genus Procnias ) * Crested Bellbird ( Oreoica gutturalis ) * New Zealand Bellbird ( Anthornis melanura ) * Bell Miner, colloquially… …   Wikipedia

  • Bellbird — bezeichnet zwei Vogelarten, den in Neuseeland verbreiteten Maori Glockenhonigfresser den ausgestorbenene Chatham Glockenhonigfresser auf den neuseeländischen Chatham Inseln Bellbird war Titel einer australischen Soap Opera der 1960er Jahre, siehe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bellbird — Bell bird , n. [So called from their notes.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A South and Central American bird of the genus {Casmarhincos}, and family {Cotingid[ae]}, of several species; the campanero. (b) The {Myzantha melanophrys} of Australia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bellbird — [bel′bʉrd΄] n. any of various birds that make bell like sounds, as certain honeyeaters …   English World dictionary

  • bellbird — /bel berrd /, n. any of several birds having a loud bell like cry, esp. Anthornis melanura, a honey eater of New Zealand, and Procnias tricarunculata (three wattled bellbird) of Central America. Also, bell bird. [1795 1805; BELL1 + BIRD] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • bellbird — noun a) Any of various birds with a far carrying bell like call, including the crested bellbird, the New Zealand bellbird, and the neotropical bellbirds of the Procnias genus. b) The bell miner, a bird that feeds on bell lerps …   Wiktionary

  • bellbird — /ˈbɛlbɜd / (say belberd) noun 1. Also, bell miner. a yellowish green honeyeater, Manorina melanophrys, with a distinctive, tinkling, bell like call, found especially near water in wooded coastal and mountain areas from southern Queensland to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bellbird — varpininkai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Procnias angl. bellbird vok. Glöckner, m rus. звонарь, m pranc. araponga, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kotinginiai siauresnis terminas – baltasis varpininkas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bellbird — n. bird having a loud bell like sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bellbird — noun 1》 a tropical American bird of the cotinga family with a loud explosive call. [Genus Procnias.] 2》 an Australasian songbird with ringing bell like calls. [Anthornis melanura (New Zealand) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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