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1A small Australian warbler with drab plumage and a pointed bill.
- ‘The next morning, before going to the airport, we drove to Wungong Gorge near Armadale and saw long-billed black cockatoos, western thornbills and western rosellas.’
- ‘We found high rates of acceptance of nonmimetic eggs in thornbills and fairy-wrens.’
- ‘It's just a noise that might attract some birds, particularly things like wrens and thornbills, and saffron whitefaces which we've just seen.’
- ‘This little yellow-rumped thornbill is disappearing out of the landscape.’
- ‘Their hosts include weaverbirds and sunbirds in Africa and Asia, as well as fairy wrens and thornbills in Australia.’
2A tropical American hummingbird with a short, sharply pointed bill.
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