Definition of false sunbird in English:

false sunbird


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

    Genus Neodrepanis, family Philepittidae: two species

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The Neodrepanis species are known as sunbird-asities and were formerly known as false sunbirds.’


false sunbird

/fôls ˈsənˌbərd/ /fɔls ˈsənˌbərd/