Definition of false sunbird in English:

false sunbird


  • A small asity (bird) of Madagascar that resembles a sunbird.

    • ‘The Neodrepanis species are known as sunbird-asities and were formerly known as false sunbirds.’
    • ‘Two unrelated Madagascan species in the genus Neodrepenis are known as false sunbirds, and are easily confused with the sunbirds, which they resemble in habits, habitat, diet, and somewhat in appearance.’