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 for laughing bird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yaffle \Yaf"fle\ (y[a^]f"f'l), n. [Probably imitative of its
     call or cry.] (Zool.)
     The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis syn. Genius
     viridis). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called
     also eccle, hewhole, highhoe, laughing bird,
     popinjay, rain bird, yaffil, yaffler, yaffingale,
     yappingale, yackel, and woodhack.
     [1913 Webster]

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