corvine bird


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Noun1.corvine bird - birds of the crow familycorvine bird - birds of the crow family    
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
Corvidae, family Corvidae - crow; raven; rook; jackdaw; chough; magpie; jay
crow - black birds having a raucous call
Corvus corax, raven - large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
Corvus frugilegus, rook - common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
Corvus monedula, daw, jackdaw - common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
chough - a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumage
jay - crested largely blue bird
nutcracker - speckled birds that feed on nuts
magpie - long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
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If the bada truly is some kind of crow, then the MBh has three regularly occurring terms for 'crow' in contexts where animals are feeding upon the flesh of the dead (kaka, vayasa, and the bala/bada/vada complex), in addition to another corvine bird, the kakola, generally glossed as 'raven'.
This includes large numbers of stoats, weasels and corvine birds.