Definitions

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  • n. An Australian crane

Etymologies

From Gamilaraay burralga. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The aboriginal legend is that a brolga had been promised in marriage by her parents to a pelican.

    JOURNAL 22 AUGUST 1998

  • Later we went out to a local bilabong to watch the birds -- I'd said I'd never seen a brolga.

    JOURNAL 22 AUGUST 1998

  • He had a brolga as a friend, a large bird that he called Brolly.

    Steve and Me

  • I could still feel a knot of scar tissue, a souvenir of the brolga attack years earlier.

    Steve and Me

  • The synergy between the brolga and Aborigines is intriguing, and has evolved over some 45,000 years.

    Birds Out of Time

  • In 1996 Archibald and Matthiessen traveled to the Gulf of Carpentaria to observe Australia's only two crane species, the sarus and the brolga, or "native companion," so called because of its close association with Australia's Aboriginal people.

    Birds Out of Time

  • The brolga has a taste for dancing; flocks of this bird may be seen solemnly going through quadrilles and lancers -- of their own invention -- on the plains.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Australia

  • The brolga, or native companion, is a handsome Australian bird of the crane family.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Australia

  • We saw loads of kangaroos, emus, and birds (including a brolga and a nesting black swan!).

    web-goddess

  • bore: underground well brolga: large, gray crane bull bar: heavy bar fixed to the front of a vehicle capsule: infant car seat caravan: trailer chock-a-block: completely full chough: crowlike bird coldie: can of beer cooee: traditional Australian call of “halloo!”

    Steve and Me

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