redbilled quelea

red-billed quelea

[red-bild]
noun
See under quelea.

Origin:
1955–60

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quelea

[kwee-lee-uh]
noun
any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Quelea, especially Q. quelea (red-billed quelea) noted for its vast flocks that destroy grain crops.

Origin:
1925–30; < Neo-Latin: genus name (1850; earlier as a species name), perhaps alteration of Medieval Latin qualea quail

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