rifleman bird

noun

Definition of rifleman bird

2 : a small passerine bird (Acanthisitta chloris) of New Zealand with green-and-bronze plumage

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History and Etymology for rifleman bird

so called from the resemblance of its plumage to the uniform of the early British volunteer rifle corps

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“Rifleman bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rifleman%20bird. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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