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An animal and one dicky bird! (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pigeon

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Here is my best explanation:

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

'an animal and one dicky' is the wordplay.
'an animal' becomes 'pig' (I've seen this in other clues**).
'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'dicky' is an anagram indicator (dicky can mean ill or non-functioning).
'one' anagrammed gives 'eon'.
'pig'+'eon'='PIGEON'

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for pigeon that I've seen before include "gull", "run, perhaps", "Common city bird", "Common town bird", "Bird (with a hole?)", "Racing bird of town and wood", "Bird of the dove family", "a visitor to Trafalgar Square", "Homer, possibly" and "Bird of towns and wood".)

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