umbrella bird


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n umbrella bird black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Umbrella bird (Zoöl) a South American bird (Cephalopterus ornatus) of the family Cotingidæ. It is black, with a large and handsome crest consisting of a mass of soft, glossy blue feathers curved outward at the tips. It also has a cervical plume consisting of a long, cylindrical dermal process covered with soft hairy feathers. Called also dragoon bird.
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In literature:

We saw also the curious black umbrella-bird; which is so called from having a hood like an umbrella spread over its head.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
In this region are found the umbrella birds.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Indistinct bird forms were roosting in cages; but her umbrella had no effect upon them.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In news:

On August 31st, 2009, I hosted hosted Umbrella Bird Live in Studio 2A.