walking bird

walking bird

[′wȯk·iŋ ‚bərd]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any bird of the order Columbiformes, including the pigeons, doves, and sandgrouse.
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Walking Bird settled at Pine Ridge agency, where he lived for many years, though never seemed to adopt the Sioux mode of dress.
While the flight picture of Ruddy-breasted Crake (Porzanafusca) accurately depicts this bird's "jizz", the walking bird is both badly misshapen and too large (should be smaller than Band-bellied Crake [P.
Placed beside an Algonquin petroglyph of a walking bird, a story begins to unfold.