bell magpie

bell magpie
bluish black fruit-eating bird with a bell-like call
Syn: ↑currawong
Hypernyms: ↑Australian magpie
Member Holonyms: ↑Strepera, ↑genus Strepera

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Etymology: so called from its bell-like call note

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bell magpie noun (Aust)
The currawong
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Main Entry:bell

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