Definition of brolga in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɒlɡə/


A large grey Australian crane which has an elaborate courtship display that involves leaping, wing-flapping, and trumpeting.
  • Grus rubicundus, family Gruidae.
Example sentences
  • Favoured by brolgas, sarus cranes and black-necked storks, its lagoons were created from excess irrigation water.
  • It's a priceless experience, as is being shown special parts of their land like the ‘Jungle’ - wetlands where flocks of brolgas, jabirus and magpie geese gather - and ‘Paradise’ - where shallow falls rage into an emerald lagoon.
  • Many dances mimic the movements and behaviors of animals such as the brolga crane of the northern wetlands.


Late 19th century: from Kamilaroi burralga (also found in other Aboriginal languages).

Words that rhyme with brolga

Olga, Volga

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