Definition of diamond-bird in English:

diamond-bird

noun

Australian
  • A pardalote, which typically has rows of small white spots on the dark parts of its plumage.

    • ‘It is stated that valuable native insect-eating birds, such as kingfishers, diamond-birds, tree-swallows, and tree-creepers, are being turned out of their nesting-places in tree-hollows by swarms of starlings.’