rare bird

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rare bird

n
an unusual, uncommon, or exceptional person or thing
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Noun1.rare bird - a rare or unique person
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
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Rare birds, retaining their most brilliant plumage, enormous fish, spread upon massive silver dishes, together with every wine produced in the Archipelago, Asia Minor, or the Cape, sparkling in bottles, whose grotesque shape seemed to give an additional flavor to the draught, -- all these, like one of the displays with which Apicius of old gratified his guests, passed in review before the eyes of the astonished Parisians, who understood that it was possible to expend a thousand louis upon a dinner for ten persons, but only on the condition of eating pearls, like Cleopatra, or drinking refined gold, like Lorenzo de' Medici.
As for fowling, during the last years that I carried a gun my excuse was that I was studying ornithology, and sought only new or rare birds.
That is, madam, as much as to say, `A rare bird upon the earth, and very like a black swan.
When at the Rio Negro in Northern Patagonia, I repeatedly heard the Gauchos talking of a very rare bird which they called Avestruz Petise.
Advocate Sheraz Zaka, Kalim Ilyas, additional advocate general Anwar Hussain and Forest Department's officials were the other members of the commission directed by the court to examine hunting of the rare birds as well as the protection of bio-diversity in the country.
Our own Ynys Enlli holds a bird observatory and has turned up an endless list of rare birds along with a vast historic data set on all birds and their migration.
A MAN is offering a PS1,000 reward after two rare birds of prey were stolen from the back of his van during the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival.
QUETTA -- Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri Monday said the government would make legislation against illegal hunting of endangered species, rare birds, animals and chopping off trees.
Many rare birds have a limited range, so loss of habitat through pollution and development can be devastating.
Mel Gibson is the voice of flamboyant rooster Rocky 4 RARE BIRDS (2001) WILLIAM Hurt stars as a struggling restaurant owner who reports a false sighting of a rare bird in a bid to attract visitors to the area, but his plan attracts some sinister characters as well as twitchers.
PROTECTORS of the North East's red kites have spoken of their disgust after one of the rare birds was shot dead near Gateshead.
While numerous books have been published detailing the common birds that can be found in North America, this is the first book to specifically look at rare birds that are rare throughout the continent.