[ uhm-brel-uh-burd ]
/ ʌmˈbrɛl əˌbɜrd /
any of several large trogons of the genus Cephalopterus, of Central and South America, as C. ornatus, having an umbrellalike crest above the head.
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
Origin of umbrella bird
First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for umbrella bird
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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