bush lory, noun phrase

Also bush lori, bush louri, etc.
South African DutchShow more Calque formed on South African Dutch boschloerie, see bosch and loerie.
The Narina trogon (see Narina noun2), Apaloderma narina. Cf. loerie.
1835 A. Steedman Wanderings I. 189Here also the bush-lori, as it sat upon the branch of some umbrageous tree in lonely solitude, uttered its deep and melancholy note.
1867 E.L. Layard Birds of S. Afr. 61Apaloderma Narina,..Bushloorie of Colonists...Found throughout forests and wooded kloofs in all the eastern portions of the colony. About the Knysna it is scarce; but wherever found it exhibits the same shy creeping habits.
1897 H.A. Bryden Nature & Sport 93In our deepest and bushiest kloof another very perfect bird of plumage crept secretly about the thickets. This was the bush lory (Trogon narina), a rare bird, whose wonderful scheme of colour — green and brightest carmine — made one burn to possess it.
1908 Al Fresco in E. London Dispatch 4 Dec. 4Who does not know the raucous call of the bush-lourie?
The Narina trogonNarinanoun, Apaloderma narina.
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