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dead-people bird

[said to inhabit cemeteries; it is an omen of a death in the family for one to land in the yard] n. the smooth-billed ani, Crotophagus ani: Two-three of them dead-people bird was by the orange tree this morning (Nassau). cf. DEATH BIRD, GRAVEYARD BIRD, SPIRIT BIRD.

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Last update: 2012-01-17 09:26
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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