from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the piping crow, Gymnorhina tibicen.
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There was no sound anywhere save the brawling water or the lonely cry of the flute-bird.
I thought of the rialejo, the celebrated organbird or flute-bird, and of the various ways in which hearers are affected by it.
[Cyphorhinus Cantans; called also the flute-bird.]