Meaning of figbird in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪɡbəːd/


  • A gregarious fruit-eating Australasian bird of the oriole family, the male of which has a green back and a yellow or green breast.

    Sphecotheres viridis, family Oriolidae; formerly treated as several species

    ‘The Figbird is a locally nomadic bird which roams in search of native and cultivated fruits and figs.’
    • ‘Figbirds feed in flocks, often of around 20 birds that are prepared to fly to isolated trees that are suitable for foraging.’