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king of birds

Any bird for which a group, nation, or culture has a great amount of admiration or respect, especially an eagle. Seeing a bald eagle up close in the wild, it is easy to see why the king of birds was chosen to be on our country's seal.
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king of birds

the eagle.
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Madonna With Child, Hero of the Western World, Romulus the Victor, and King of Birds (all works 1992).