Strepera

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Strepera bell magpies
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strepera An Australian genus of corvine passerine birds, typical of the subfamily Streperinæ, having long wings and naked nostrils. Also called Coronica (Gould, 1837). There are 7 species, commonly called crow-shrikes, of a black, blackish-brown, or gray color, more or less varied with white or rufous. The type is Corvus graculinus of White, the noisy roller of Latham, Coracias or Gracula or Barita strepera of various authors, now Strepera graculina. It is glossy-black, with the base of the tail and an alar speculum white, the iris yellow. The length is 18½ inches. S. crissalis, arguta, intermedia, cuneicauda (or anaphonensis: see squeaker), melanoptera, and fuliginosa are the other species.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strepera strep′e-ra an Australian genus of corvine passerine birds, the crow-shrikes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. strepĕre, to make a noise.