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<Berry>; tell-tell <Eleu.> [from its warning cry to other birds at the approach of hunters] n. 1. a bird, the common stilt (Himantopus himantopus): 1960 (Bond 82). = RED SHANK, TELL-BILL-WILLY, SOLDIER BIRD, FILLIMINGO WAIT-MAN.

2. a bird, the black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus): 1979 (Atrill 5).

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Last update: 2011-06-02 01:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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