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parson bird

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noun
  1. tui.
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Origin of parson bird

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for parson bird

parson bird

noun
  1. another name for tui
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Word Origin

C19: so called because of its dark plumage with white neck feathers
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