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- n. An animal that engages in kleptoparasitism.
- v. To engage in kleptoparasitism
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The presence of a thief means safety: I wasn't even aware of the term kleptoparasite before reading about the drongo, an African bird that makes its living by stealing food gathered by other bird species.
I'm thinking it's a five peso coin, that in addition to the kleptoparasite Magnificent Frigatebirds (which are really huge too) we have huge spiders running around through a person's stuff looking for money.
Here are three ways to avoid being called a seagull or -- worse yet -- kleptoparasite: