dust-bathe

[ duhst-beyth ]
/ ˈdʌstˌbeɪð /

verb (used without object), dust-bathed, dust-bath·ing. Animal Behavior.

(of a bird) to squat in dusty soil and fluff dust through the plumage: probably performed to combat ectoparasites.

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