A large Australian crane (Grus rubicunda) with a bare greenish head and a red stripe around the neck. It is known for its elaborate courtship dance.
Origin of brolga
- From Kamilaroi (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) burralga or a kindred source in other Pama-Nyungan languages of southeast Australia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition