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crocodile bird

noun
1.
an African courser, Pluvianus aegyptius, that often sits upon basking crocodiles and feeds on their insect parasites.
Origin of crocodile bird
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • This is regarded as quite certainly the bird known in ancient days as the crocodile bird.

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crocodile bird

noun
1.
an African courser, Pluvianus aegyptius, that lives close to rivers and is thought to feed on insects parasitic on crocodiles
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