Definition of Crocodile bird
1. Noun. African courser that feeds on insect parasites on crocodiles.
Generic synonyms: Courser
Group relationships: Genus Pluvianus, Pluvianus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crocodile Bird
Literary usage of Crocodile bird
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1. On Mammalian Descent; the Hunterian Lectures for 1884: Being Nine Lectures by William Kitchen Parker (1885)
"There is much difference in detail, but the mode of growth, as well as the primordial condition, is alike in all these—Crocodile, Bird, and Opossum. ..."
2. The Boy Scouts' Year Book by Boy Scouts of America (1921)
"Another old chronicler who related this odd tale of the crocodile-bird said that when the little creature was cleaning the crocodile's teeth the monster ..."
3. Egypt Past and Present: Described and Illustrated : with a Narrative of Its by William Henry Davenport Adams (1885)
"... OK crocodile bird. which settle about it; and its own alarm at the presence of man induces the cries which are imagined to be entirely for the benefit ..."
4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1893)
"I have applied to the authorities of the Leicester Museum, but they cannot ascertain that any " Crocodile- bird " presented by Mr. Cook is now in that ..."
5. Man-- an adaptive mechanism by George Washington Crile (1916)
"Other examples are the crocodile bird which subsists upon pickings from the teeth of the crocodile ; and the rhinoceros bird which feeds upon insects buried ..."