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(also bateleur eagle)
A short-tailed African eagle with mainly black plumage and a bare red face.
- Terathopius ecaudatus, family Accipitridae
mid 19th century: from French, literally 'acrobat, juggler' (with reference to the side-to-side tilting motion of the bird in flight).
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