brolga

[ brol-guh ]

noun
  1. a large Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, with silvery-gray plumage and a red patch on the head, noted for its elaborate courtship dance.

Origin of brolga

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; from Kamilaroi or Yuwaalaraay (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, northern New South Wales) burralga

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brolga

/ (ˈbrɒlɡə) /


noun
  1. a large grey Australian crane, Grus rubicunda, having a red-and-green head and a trumpeting call: Also called: Australian crane, native companion

Origin of brolga

1
C19: from a native Australian language

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