Whistling swan

Whistling swan
Whistling Whis"tling, a. & n. from {Whistle}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Whistling buoy}. (Naut.) See under {Buoy}.

{Whistling coot} (Zo["o]l.), the American black scoter.

{Whistling Dick}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush ({Colluricincla Selbii}). (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]

{Whistling duck}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden-eye. (b) A tree duck.

{Whistling eagle} (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian eagle ({Haliastur sphenurus}); -- called also {whistling hawk}, and {little swamp eagle}.

{Whistling plover}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden plover. (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover.

{Whistling snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the American woodcock.

{Whistling swan}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European whooper swan; -- called also {wild swan}, and {elk}. (b) An American swan ({Olor columbianus}). See under {Swan}.

{Whistling teal} (Zo["o]l.), a tree duck, as {Dendrocygna awsuree} of India.

{Whistling thrush}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus {Myiophonus}, native of Asia, Australia, and the East Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note is a loud and clear whistle. (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • whistling swan — n. a large, white, North American swan (Cygnus columbianus) usually having a yellow spot in front of the eye: it winters along the Atlantic coast of U.S …   English World dictionary

  • whistling swan — noun North American subspecies of tundra swan having a soft whistling note • Syn: ↑Cygnus columbianus columbianus • Hypernyms: ↑tundra swan, ↑Cygnus columbianus …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistling swan — whis′tling swan′ n. orn a North American swan, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, a subspecies of the tundra swan • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • whistling swan — the small North American subspecies, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, of the tundra swan. [1775 85] * * * Species (Cygnus columbianus) of North American swan that calls with a soft, musical note. It has a black bill, usually with a small yellow… …   Universalium

  • whistling swan — noun Date: 1785 tundra swan …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whistling swan — noun Alternative name for the Bewicks swan …   Wiktionary

  • whistling swan — noun a bird of the North American race of the tundra swan. [Cygnus columbianus columbianus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whistling swan — /wɪslɪŋ ˈswɒn/ (say wisling swon) noun a large North American swan, Cygnus columbianus, which in its adult form is pure white with black bill and feet, and has a small yellow spot on the bill in front of the eye …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Whistling — Whis tling, a. & n. from {Whistle}, v. [1913 Webster] {Whistling buoy}. (Naut.) See under {Buoy}. {Whistling coot} (Zo[ o]l.), the American black scoter. {Whistling Dick}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush ({Colluricincla Selbii}). (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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