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English: The Popinjay (from the French papegai, or parrot) is an ancient form of target for crossbow shooting. Originally a bird tethered in a tree, it developed into a complex painted wood target atop a tall wooden pole. The popinjay forms the centrepiece of a major shooting contest and many shooters try their skill repeatedly against the same target. Scoring is awarded for shoooting off various parts of the target.


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