from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of old-world oscine passerine birds, of the family Sylviidæ, the type of which is the European robin redbreast, Erythacus rubecula. Also Erythaca. See cut under robin.


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  • Birds include cattle egret Bubulcus ibis, black stork Ciconia nigra (migrant), yellow-billed stork Mycteria ibis, the African grey parrot Psittacus erythacus, a popular species for sale, and the endemic Congo peafowl Afropavo congensis.

    Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo


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