plantain-eater

plantain-eater

[plan-tin-ee-ter, -tn-]
noun
any of various touracos, erroneously believed to feed chiefly on plantains and bananas.

Origin:
1795–1805

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plantain-eater
 
n
another name for touraco

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plantain-eater

any of about 18 species in six genera of colourful, fruit-eating African birds. The green and iridescent turacos (Tauraco, Musophaga, and Corythaeola) are primarily residents of dense broad-leaved evergreen forest; the grayer forms (Crinifer), most of which are called go-away birds (because the calls of some are "g'way, g'way"), are found in more open woodland, including savanna.

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