1. [syn: riflebird, Ptloris paradisea]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Riflebird \Ri"fle*bird`\, n. (Zool.)
Any one of several species of beautiful birds of Australia
and New Guinea, of the genera Ptiloris and Craspidophora,
allied to the paradise birds.
Note: The largest and best known species is Ptiloris
paradisea of Australia. Its general color is rich
velvety brown, glossed with lilac; the under parts are
varied with rich olive green, and the head, throat, and
two middle tail feathers are brilliant metallic green.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: velvety black Australian bird of paradise with green and
purple iridescence on head and tail [syn: riflebird,