sunbird (English) [ IPA: ˈsənbərd ASM: চানবাৰ্ড]
Contributed by: Biraj Kumar Kakati on 2009-02-07
1. Bird(Common Noun-Common &/or Masculine) The sunbirds and spiderhunters are a family, Nectariniidae, of very small passerine birds. There are 132 species in 15 genera. The family is distributed throughout Africa, southern Asia and just reaches northern Australia. Most sunbirds feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Fruit is also part of the diet of some species. The family ranges in size from the 5-gram Black-bellied Sunbird to the Spectacled Spiderhunter, at about 30 grams. The female one is olive colored while the male has red color on its chest and neck. In external appearance and habits they somewhat resemble humming birds, but they are true singing birds. ফুলৰ মৌ খাই ফুৰা এবিধ সৰু চৰাই ৷ ওজন প্ৰায় ৫-৩০ গ্ৰামমানহে হয় ৷ ইয়াৰে কেবাটাও প্ৰজাতি আছে ৷ মাইকীজনী সাধাৰণতে জলফাই বৰণৰ আৰু মতা চৰাইটিৰ বুকু আৰু ডিঙি ৰঙা হয় ।
English: sunbird,
Assamese: মৌ-পিয়া