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A small tropical African shrike (bird) with striking black-and-white plumage and chestnut flanks.Compare with boubou
- ‘The Brubru is usually solitary or in pairs; it is a restless but unobtrusive arboreal species which hunts insects in the canopy.’
- ‘There are bearded woodpeckers, yellow-breasted apalis, brubrus, and paradise flycatchers.’
- ‘Among the species to be seen on lower slopes are Goldenbreasted Bunting, Brubru Shrike, Plumcoloured Starling and Sheelly's Francolin, with raptors such as Gymnogene, Martial Eagle and Brown Snake Eagle soaring overhead.’
French: imitative of its call.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.