devil bird definition

  • noun:
    • An avian cryptid of Sri Lanka, said to emit human-sounding shrieks that portend death; possibly the spot-bellied eagle owl or Ceylon highland nightjar.
    • one of two or maybe more South African drongo shrikes (Edolius retifer, and Edolius remifer), thought by the natives become linked to sorcery.
    • A name of Indian drongo-shrikes, of this family Dicruridæ.
    • An avian cryptid of Sri Lanka, said to produce human-sounding shrieks that portend demise; probably the spot-bellied eagle owl or Ceylon highland nightjar.
    • 1 of 2 or maybe more South African drongo shrikes (Edolius retifer, and Edolius remifer), believed by the locals is linked to sorcery.
    • A name associated with Indian drongo-shrikes, of the family Dicruridæ.
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