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Bird, headless chicken (5)


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'bird' is the definition.
(raven is a kind of bird)

'headless chicken' is the wordplay.
'headless' means to remove the first letter.
'chicken' becomes 'craven' (I've seen this before).
'craven' with its initial letter removed is 'RAVEN'.

(Other definitions for raven that I've seen before include "Flier" , "Bird with hoarse, croaking cry" , "Bird in 1's poem" , "Hungrily devour" , "Species of crow" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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