orphan Coracina novaehollandiae 1 realization
NEW Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Gamilaraay
Lexeme gunidjaa
Meaning 1 orphan (motherless child)
Meaning 2 black-faced cuckooshrike
Reference Ash et al. 2003: 96

The grey bird with a black face is like a child covered in clay or ash, mourning its dead parent or mother. Arthur Dodd said: ‘Gunidjaa — you can hear them naming themselves like that.’