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wat•tle•bird



Pronunciation: (wot'l-bûrd"), [key]
n.
1. any of several Australian honey eaters of the genus Anthochaera, most of which have fleshy wattles at the sides of the neck.
2. any of three endemic New Zealand songbirds, of the family Callaeidae, all of which have brightly colored wattles at the corners of the mouth: Callaeas cinerea is endangered and Heteralocha acutirostris is believed to be extinct.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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