apostlebird

/euh pos"euhl berrd'/, n.
an omnivorous bird, Struthidea cinerea, of eastern Australia, that has chiefly dark gray-brown plumage with white tail markings and is noted for its habit of traveling in groups of about 12 related individuals.
Also, apostle bird.
[1930-35; APOSTLE + BIRD]

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