Meaning of fernbird in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfəːnbəːd/


  • A secretive warbler found only in New Zealand, with dark streaked plumage.

    Megalurus punctatus, family Sylviidae

    ‘There are fernbirds and tomtits that should also return.’
    • ‘Fernbirds tend to weave their way through low vegetation and only rarely fly from cover.’
    • ‘The survival of fernbird will be ensured by the purchase of a block of land in the valley, the Conservation Minister said today.’