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go-away bird

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Definition of go-away bird in English:

noun

A crested long-tailed African bird of the turaco family, with mainly grey plumage and a call that resembles the words ‘go away’. Also called loerie or lourie in South Africa.
  • Family Musophagidae: two genera and three species
Example sentences
  • I would tell them all about butcher birds, go-away birds and, of course, all the fabulous birds of prey.
  • These noisy birds are also sometimes referred to us go-away birds and they act as the eyes of the herds.
  • The white-bellied go-away bird is a familiar and very conspicuous sight in some parts of East Africa.

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