or apos·tle bird
[ uh-pos-uhl-burd ]
/ əˈpɒs əlˌbɜrd /
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an omnivorous bird, Struthidea cinerea, of eastern Australia, that has chiefly dark gray-brown plumage with white tail markings and is noted for its habit of traveling in groups of about 12 related individuals.
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British Dictionary definitions for apostlebird
a gregarious grey-and-brown Australian nest-building bird, Struthidea cinerea
Word Origin for apostle bird
C20: so called for its apparent habit of congregating in groups of twelve
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