Shoebill
Shoebill Shoe"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large African wading bird ({Bal[ae]niceps rex}) allied to the storks and herons, and remarkable for its enormous broad swollen bill. It inhabits the valley of the White Nile. See Illust. (l.) of {Beak}. [1913 Webster]

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  • shoebill — [sho͞o′bil΄] n. a large wading bird (Balaeniceps rex), the only member of its family (Balaenicipitidae), with long legs and a heavy, shoelike bill: found along the White Nile in central Africa …   English World dictionary

  • Shoebill — Taxobox name = Shoebill status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2006|id=2473|title=Balaeniceps rex|downloaded=11 May 2006 Database entry includes a range map and justification for why… …   Wikipedia

  • shoebill — /shooh bil /, n. a large, African, storklike bird, Balaeniceps rex, having a broad, flattened bill shaped somewhat like a shoe. [1870 75; SHOE + BILL2] * * * ▪ bird also called  shoe billed stork  or  whale headed stork        large African… …   Universalium

  • shoebill — klumpiasnapiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Balaeniceps angl. shoebill vok. Schuhschnabel, m rus. китоглав, m; королевская цапля, f pranc. bec en sabot, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – klumpiasnapiniai siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • shoebill — klumpiasnapis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Balaeniceps rex angl. shoebill vok. Schuhschnabel, m rus. китоглав, m; королевская цапля, f pranc. bec en sabot du Nil, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – klumpiasnapiai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • shoebill — klumpiasnapiniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Balaenicipitidae angl. shoebill vok. Schuhschnäbel rus. китоглавовые pranc. balénicipitidés ryšiai: platesnis terminas – gandriniai paukščiai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • shoebill — noun Date: 1861 a large gray wading bird (Balaeniceps rex) related to the storks and herons that inhabits wetlands of eastern Africa and has a thick broad bill …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shoebill — noun /ˈʃu.bɪl/lang=en A tall wading bird related to the stork, native to tropical African swamps …   Wiktionary

  • shoebill — n. species of African bird related to the stork …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shoebill — noun an African stork with grey plumage and a very large bill shaped like a clog. [Balaeniceps rex.] …   English new terms dictionary

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