crocodile-bird

crocodile bird

noun
an African courser, Pluvianus aegyptius, that often sits upon basking crocodiles and feeds on their insect parasites.

Origin:
1865–70

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crocodile bird
 
n
an African courser, Pluvianus aegyptius, that lives close to rivers and is thought to feed on insects parasitic on crocodiles

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