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pilot bird

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Definition of pilot bird in English:

noun

A brown ground-dwelling Australian songbird, noted for its habit of accompanying superb lyrebirds to feed on disturbed insects.
  • Pycnoptilus floccosus, family Acanthizidae
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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