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rifle bird

noun
1.
any of several birds of paradise of Australia, having a long bill, dark plumage, and elaborate courtship displays.
Also, riflebird.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for riflebird

riflebird

/ˈraɪfəlˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of various birds of paradise of the genera Ptiloris and Craspedophora, such as C. magnifica (magnificent riflebird)
Word Origin
from its call, compared to a whistling bullet
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