Meaning of locust bird in English:

locust bird

Pronunciation /ˈləʊkəst bəːd/


  • 1In the Near East and Asia: the rose-coloured starling, Pastor roseus.

  • 2South African A stork or crane, especially the white stork, Ciconia ciconia (more fully "great locust bird"). Also: a pratincole (genus Glareola); the wattled starling, Creatophora cinerea (more fully "small locust bird" or "little locust bird").


Mid 18th century. From locust + bird.