Definition of mud-nester in English:

mud-nester

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noun

A gregarious Australian bird of a family that comprises the apostlebird and the white-winged chough, which make nests of mud.
  • Family Corcoracidae; sometimes placed with the magpie lark in the family Grallinidae
More example sentences
  • The building of mud nests can be seen as a key innovation allowing mud-nesters to occupy habitats lacking available nest cavities.

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