Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The shadow-bird, umber, or umbrette, Scopus umbretta, an African altricial grallatorial bird allied both to the storks and to the herons, about as large as the night-heron. It is somber-colored, of a dusky brown, with an occipital crest, lives in the woods, and builds a huge domed nest in trees, in which it lays from three to five white eggs. See cut under
Sorry, no example sentences found.
‘umber-bird’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for umber-bird.