Boatbill
Boatbill Boat"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) 1. A wading bird ({Cancroma cochlearia}) of the tropical parts of South America. Its bill is somewhat like a boat with the keel uppermost. [1913 Webster]

2. A perching bird of India, of the genus {Eurylaimus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Boatbill — could refer to any of the following birds:* the Boat billed Heron, Cochlearius cochlearius * either of the two boatbills in the genus Machaerirhynchus : ** Black breasted Boatbill, M. nigripectus ** Yellow breasted Boatbill, M. flaviventer …   Wikipedia

  • boatbill — /ˈboʊtbɪl/ (say bohtbil) noun 1. either of two Australasian birds of the genus Machaerirhynchus, family Dicuridae, having boat shaped bills, as the yellow breasted boatbill, M. flaviventer, of Cape York, New Guinea and nearby islands. 2. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • boatbill — /boht bil /, n. a wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, of tropical America, related to the herons, having a broad bill resembling an inverted boat. Also called boat billed heron /boht bild /. [1770 80; BOAT + BILL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • boatbill — noun A form of heron, Cochlearius cochlearius, native to Central and South America …   Wiktionary

  • boatbill — n. tropical American heron with a large heavy beak that looks like an inverted boat, boatbilled heron; perching bird native to India …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boatbill — noun tropical American heron related to night herons • Syn: ↑boat billed heron, ↑broadbill, ↑Cochlearius cochlearius • Hypernyms: ↑heron • Member Holonyms: ↑Cochlearius, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellow-breasted Boatbill — Taxobox name = Yellow breasted Boatbill status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Machaerirhynchidae genus = Machaerirhynchus species = M. flaviventer binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Black-breasted Boatbill — Taxobox name = Black breasted Boatbill status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Machaerirhynchidae genus = Machaerirhynchus species = M. nigripectus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • black-breasted boatbill — juodakrūtė plokščiasnapė musinukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Machaerirhynchus nigripectus angl. black breasted boatbill vok. Brustfleck Flachschnabel, m rus. чернопятнистая лодкоклювая мухоловка, f pranc. largebec à… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • yellow-breasted boatbill — geltonkrūtė plokščiasnapė musinukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Machaerirhynchus flaviventer angl. yellow breasted boatbill vok. Gelbbauch Flachschnabel, m rus. желтогрудая лодкоклювая мухоловка, f pranc. largebec à… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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