man-of-war bird


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man-of-war bird

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man-o'-war bird

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(Animals) another name for frigate bird
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Noun1.man-of-war bird - long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tailman-of-war bird - long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
Fregata, genus Fregata - type genus of the Fregatidae
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What is the more common name of the man-of-war bird? 2.
As Santiago, in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (1952), adjusts his position in the current when he sees a "man-of-war bird" has "got something" (43), so must the birder be aware of signs in the environment as clues to his/her quarry.