Definition of weebill in English:

weebill

noun

  • A very small Australian warbler with an olive back, yellow underparts, and a short, stubby bill.

    • ‘Just before we boarded the bus, I saw at least four weebills in a tree.’
    • ‘Our closest park, Arapiles has over 111 bird species recorded, weebills, thornbills, honeyeaters, lorikeets, parrots, tree creepers, red-rumped parrots, robins, superb blue wrens, and babblers amongst many others.’
    • ‘Many of the animals associated with these eucalypt forests - such as the brushtail possum, northern brown bandicoot, agile wallaby, delicate mouse, red-collared lorikeet, brown honeyeater, silver-crowned friarbird, weebill and white-bellied cuckoo-shrike - are widespread in Arnhem Land.’
    • ‘The weebill's nest, a dome with a side entrance, is rather large for such a small bird.’
    • ‘I follow it, infected with new energy myself, through lichen-covered rocks sparkling with mica, climbing on the rims of small sandstone cliffs at the bends, and down again through spiky vegetation, where weebills chirp, hidden in the yellow gorse.’

Pronunciation

weebill

/ˈwiːbɪl/