Definition of pilot bird in English:

pilot bird

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noun

  • A brown ground-dwelling Australian songbird, noted for its habit of accompanying superb lyrebirds to feed on disturbed insects.
    • Pycnoptilus floccosus, family Acanthizidae
    More example sentences
    • A pun upon the name as Kia'i-wa'a, "Canoe-guide," gives the name Ki-wa'a to the pilot bird that leads a flock of its kind.

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