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A large gray Australian crane that has an elaborate courtship display that involves much leaping, wing-flapping, and trumpeting.
- ‘Favoured by brolgas, sarus cranes and black-necked storks, its lagoons were created from excess irrigation water.’
- ‘Black and white magpie geese rise like a thousand startled handkerchiefs while elegant, long-legged brolgas pick among the giant water lilies.’
- ‘One of the highlights will be the creation of a community wetland art sculpture of two dancing brolgas, each 3m high.’
- ‘It's a priceless experience, as is being shown special parts of their land like the ‘Jungle’ - wetlands where flocks of brolgas, jabirus and magpie geese gather - and ‘Paradise’ - where shallow falls rage into an emerald lagoon.’
- ‘Many dances mimic the movements and behaviors of animals such as the brolga crane of the northern wetlands.’
Late 19th century: from Kamilaroi burralga (also found in other Aboriginal languages).
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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.