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  1. wattlebirdnoun

    Any of a group of Australian birds in the genus Anthochaera of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae.

  2. wattlebirdnoun

    Any of three birds in the family Callaeidae, endemic to New Zealand.

  3. Etymology: From: wattle + bird


  1. wattlebird

    Anthochaera is a genus of birds in the honeyeater family. The species are endemic to Australia and include the little wattlebird, the red wattlebird, the western wattlebird, and the yellow wattlebird. A molecular phylogenetic study has shown that the regent honeyeater also belongs in this genus.

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  1. Wattlebirdnoun

    any one of several species of honey eaters belonging to Anthochaera and allied genera of the family Meliphagidae. These birds usually have a large and conspicuous wattle of naked skin hanging down below each ear. They are natives of Australia and adjacent islands

  2. Wattlebirdnoun

    the Australian brush turkey


  1. Wattlebird

    Wattlebirds are members of the Honeyeater family, and native to Australia. Species of wattlebird include the Little Wattlebird, the Red Wattlebird, the Western Wattlebird, and the Yellow Wattlebird. Recent evidence suggests the Regent Honeyeater belongs in this genus. Wattlebirds are characterized by their wattles. These are bare fleshy appendages, usually wrinkled and often brightly coloured, hanging from the cheeks, neck or throat, and presumably serving for display. The exception is the Little Wattlebird, which lacks wattles. Some other birds also have wattles, although they are not known by the term "wattlebird". Examples include the turkey; some vultures; and several species of lapwing. The entire Callaeidae family of New Zealand, comprising the Tieke, the Kokako, and the extinct Huia, are also known as wattlebirds, but are unrelated to this genus. Anthochaera contains the following species: ⁕Red Wattlebird ⁕Little Wattlebird ⁕Yellow Wattlebird ⁕Western Wattlebird ⁕ Anthochaera lunulata, Western Wattlebird ⁕ Anthochaera paradoxa, Yellow Wattlebird

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wattlebird in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wattlebird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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