Devil bird

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(Zool.) one of two or more South African drongo shrikes (Edolius retifer, and Edolius remifer), believed by the natives to be connected with sorcery.

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I initially thought of using the dog crate we had for our Black Lab pups, but after sizing up the Devil Bird again I realized I would need something slightly larger, like a Volkswagen Bus.
Illustrating each story are unusual color paintings by Ana Maria Pacheco, adding another 'curious' element to stories of devil birds, curses, ill-fated human remains, and Ondaatje's literary detective research into Hemingway's and Richard Burton's travels in Africa, India, and Syria.
Nearer to home the skies are filled with airborne assassins, no bird table is safe from the attentions of devil birds, which attack without warning.