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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɹuːbɹuː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɹubɹu/
- Hyphenation: bru‧bru
brubru (plural brubrus)
- Also more fully as brubru shrike: a bird in the bushshrike family found in sub-Saharan Africa (Nilaus afer).
- 1845, “LANIUS”, in Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, and Henry John Rose, editors, Encyclopædia Metropolitana; or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge, […], volume XXI, London: B. Fellowes; […], OCLC 80572826, page 305, column 2:
- L[anius] Capensis, Shaw. le Brubru, Le Vaill.; Brubru Shrike. […] Native of the Cape of Good Hope. From its peculiar note brubru, it derives its trivial name.
- 1966, Herbert Friedmann, A Contribution to the Ornithology of Uganda: Scientific Results of the 1963 Knudsen-Machris Expedition to Kenya and Uganda, Los Angeles, Calif.: Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, OCLC 79811363, page 43, column 2:
- A pair of adult brubrus taken at Moroto, Uganda, 3,500 feet, on May 15, are referrable to the nominate race, although they are not wholly typical of it.
- 2014, Adam Scott Kennedy, “Shrikes – Brubru, Taita Fiscal and Magpie Shrike”, in Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Wild Guides), Princeton University Press, →ISBN, page 170:
- This bird of dry scrub could be confused with a variety of other similar-looking species, including the tchagras […], but the Brubru is short-tailed and very white in the face and breast. […] The song is a distinctive rolling trill, "prrrrrrrp-prrrrrrrrp", not dissimilar to an old telephone ringing, which is far-carrying.