sun bit tern

sun bittern

noun
a graceful South American wading bird, Eurypyga helias, related to the cranes and rails, having variegated plumage.

Origin:
1865–70

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sun bittern
 
n
a cranelike bird, Eurypyga helias, of tropical American forests, having a greyish plumage with orange and brown wings: family Eurypygidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)

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