elk
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.

Synonyms:
, (Cervus alces or Alces molchis)


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