umbrella bird


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umbrella bird

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(Animals) a black tropical American passerine bird, Cephalopterus ornatus, having a large overhanging crest and a long feathered wattle: family Cotingidae (cotingas)
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Noun1.umbrella bird - black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattleumbrella bird - black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle
cotinga, chatterer - passerine bird of New World tropics
Cephalopterus, genus Cephalopterus - a genus of Cotingidae
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