The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bloodbird \Blood"bird`\ (bl[u^]d"b[~e]rd`), n. (Zo["o]l.) An Australian honeysucker ( Myzomela sanguineolata); -- so called from the bright red color of the male bird.
n. An Australian honeysucker, ''Myzomela sanguineolata''.
Usage examples of "bloodbird".
Lakkamai, hurrying forward, pulled the bloodbird away from Delim and tore it in half.
The dull booming of the far-off mouth-creatures still could be heard, and the wild piercing cries of the bloodbirds above it.
We have had the rat-wolves, the bloodbirds, the fireburs, the leather-wings, almost every day some new creature to fend off.
She had given them over to a world of bloodbirds and fireburs and things whose mouths gaped like caverns.
As Torlyri returned to the camp she saw a flock overhead of the creatures that Thaggoran had named bloodbirds, which had swarmed upon them more than once far back in the plains, trying to pierce the marchers with their beaks.
It seemed to him that they were the fierce white-eyed things that were called bloodbirds, which had plagued the tribe far back when they had crossed the plains.
The others dropped to the mushy ground as a flock of screeching bloodbirds fluttered through the trees.
A couple of the bloodbirds took wing, a few more shifted a little, but the rest took no apparent notice as the small red fire bumed brightly against the tree.
Dozens of leaves caught fire, and a handful of bloodbirds left smoking trails as the flock scattered in primal fear, screaming.
A couple of the bloodbirds took wing, a few more shifted a little, but the rest took no apparent notice as the small red fire burned brightly against the tree.
There were no balloon flowers, no tanglegrass, no bloodbirds or other predators.