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umbrella bird

Syllabification: um·brel·la bird
(also umbrellabird)

Definition of umbrella bird in English:

noun

A large tropical American cotinga with black plumage, a radiating crest, and typically long wattles.
  • Genus Cephalopterus, family Cotingidae: three species
Example sentences
  • I have seen several of the large, all black umbrellabirds flying across a large river.
  • Three-wattled bellbirds and bare-necked umbrellabirds migrate seasonally to this region.
  • I have been told that the umbrellabirds tend to approach more open areas during the rainy season when the palms fruit.

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