umbrella-bird

umbrella bird

noun
any of several large trogons of the genus Cephalopterus, of Central and South America, as C. ornatus, having an umbrellalike crest above the head.
Also, umbrellabird.


Origin:
1840–50

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umbrella bird
 
n
a black tropical American passerine bird, Cephalopterus ornatus, having a large overhanging crest and a long feathered wattle: family Cotingidae (cotingas)

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