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  • n. Any of a group of possibly passerine arboreal birds of order Coliiformes, confined to sub-Saharan Africa, which build cup-shaped nests of twigs.

Etymologies

mouse bird (Wiktionary)

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  • After South African Dutch muisvogel, Afrikaans muisvoël.

    August 6, 2008