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
References in classic literature ?
That is, madam, as much as to say, `A rare bird upon the earth, and very like a black swan.' The verse is in Juvenal.
When at the Rio Negro in Northern Patagonia, I repeatedly heard the Gauchos talking of a very rare bird which they called Avestruz Petise.
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. But I confess that I am now inclined to think that there is a finer way of studying ornithology than this.
A RARE bird of prey was stolen from a home in Worcestershire.
STAFF at a wetland centre are hoping BBC's Saving Planet Earth campaign will help a rare bird in their care.
BIRD-watchers from all over the world descended on a small coastal town in the North-East yesterday after a rare bird was spotted for the first time in Europe.
A RARE bird egg thief described as `a serious threat to British wildlife' has been jailed for six months by Merseyside Magistrates under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act.
He admitted two counts of possession of rare bird eggs at his home, another of being in possession of 181 wild bird eggs at his house, and a further charge of being equipped at his home address to commit the offences.
The chick, whose sex is yet to be determined, is a rare bird indeed.
ATTEMPTS to save rare bird species from house builders has led to a development freeze over part of the Home Counties.
If you guessed the red-cockaded woodpecker, you are a rare bird yourself!