Definition of Picathartes in US English:

Picathartes

noun

Ornithology
  • A genus comprising the two bald crows or rockfowl of West Africa (family Picathartidae), having brightly coloured bare heads, crow-like beaks, and long necks and tails; (also picathartes) a bird of this genus, a bald crow.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin Picathartes, genus name, blend of Pica, genus name of the magpie and Cathartes, genus name of some New World vultures.

Pronunciation

Picathartes

/ˌpɪkəˈθɑːtiːz/