Messenger bird

the secretary bird, from its swiftness.

See also: Messenger

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There was also the opportunity to enter competitions before the event and Year 8 pupil Jade Burrell won first prize, receiving a PS10 book voucher for her diary entry, based on Ruth Easham's novel 'The Messenger Bird.
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Some were even converted into pigeon lofts enabling a crack team of messenger birds to carry vital information to and from the frontline.
As messenger birds they've been giving a whole new meaning to air mail since 5th-century Persia, transporting everything from Olympic sporting results to military intelligence.