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perching bird

noun
1.
any member of the avian order Passeriformes.
Origin of perching bird
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • She perched on the stile as light as a perching bird, and drew her lithe figure on one side to make room for Paul.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray

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