bateleur /ˈbat(ə)ləː / bateleur eagle


I. noun

a short-tailed African eagle with mainly black plumage and a bare red face.

Terathopius ecaudatus, family Accipitridae.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘acrobat, juggler’ (with reference to the side-to-side tilting motion of the bird in flight).

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