In the obsolete noun phrase Idle Dick (or Idle Jack):a nickname for the grassbird Sphenoeacus afer of the Sylviidae; Lazy Dick, see lazy.
1884Layard & SharpeBirds of S. Afr. 281It (sc. Sphenoeacus afer)..will suffer itself to be taken with the hand rather than rise again; for this reason it has acquired the name of Idle Jack or Lazy Dick.
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