noun 1. a tropical American bird of the cotinga family, with a loud explosive call.●Genus Procnias, family Cotingidae: four species. 2. any of a number of Australasian songbirds with a ringing call.● a New Zealand honeyeater ( Anthornis melanura, family Meliphagidae). ● an Australian whistler ( Oreoica gutturalis, family Pachycephalidae). ● the bell miner. See miner2.