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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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.
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.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List -- a compendium of species facing extinction -- has placed the black-necked stork, a very rare bird species in Asia, as near threatened.
Records of a rare bird might help get a location designated as an Important Bird Area.
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.
We knew it was different, but were surprised to discover it was a rare bird in our area.
Brian Egan, of Rare Bird Alert, said: "A guy came here from the south of France to see it, which tells you how big this sighting is.
Brian Egan from Rare Bird Alert said the bird arrived in Pembrokeshire last week.
Crime writer Ann Cleeves has revealed the secret behind a new TV drama - looking for a rare bird on Shetland.
Rare Bird Trading Company sponsored reception treated CIPA delegates to several delicious products from North Carolina-based businesses such as wines from Lexington, N.