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phainopepla

[fey-ahy-noh-pep-luh, fey-uh-] /feɪˌaɪ noʊˈpɛp lə, ˌfeɪ ə-/
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1.
a crested passerine bird, Phainopepla nitens, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
Origin of phainopepla
< New Latin, equivalent to Greek phaín(ein) to give light, shine + -o- -o- + New Latin -pepla, feminine derivative of Greek péplos peplos; see -a2
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  • Along the way you can stop and explore the desert and cliff-base habitat, where phainopepla and cactus wren are common.

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