apostle bird

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apostle bird

n
(Animals) a gregarious grey-and-brown Australian nest-building bird, Struthidea cinerea
[C20: so called for its apparent habit of congregating in groups of twelve]
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In the dusty parking area situated among low shrubs with a scattering of Callitris, we encountered the gregarious Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea.
This time life and the group quickly resumed normality--a garrulous group resorting to their previous occupation of being a happy flock of Apostlebirds doing what Apostlebirds do best!
Australasian Robins; Whistlers; Logrunner; Pseudo Babblers; Whipbirds and Quail Thrushes; Apostlebirds; Monarch Flycatchers.