Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ornithology, having a broad bill.
“LOS ANGELES—The Gone Plaid Bandit is a white man of average height, fond of wearing broad-billed baseball caps and, of course, plaid.”
“Pete was mucking out a stall in the back of the barn with a broad-billed coal shovel.”
“Sadly, they are too late to help the Mauritius giant skink — a type of large grey lizard — its broad-billed parrot, scops owl or lesser flying fox, and many other species now extinct.”
“Millions of seabirds use the island, including storm petrels (Oceantidae), sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus), broad-billed prions (Pachyptila vittata), and the critically endangered Chatham petrel which breeds only on Rangatira.”
“Of interest is the presence of Sri Lanka broad-billed roller Eurystomus orientalis irisi (I), sightings of which have decreased markedly in the last five years.”
“Of the 35 species of land birds reported, the most representative are the broad-billed tody (Tordus subulatos), burrowing owl, "cucú" (Athene cunicularia), palm crow, "cao" (Corvus palmarum), and vervain hummingbird (Mellisuga minima).”
“I saw it, too, the turn of broad-billed head, the flash of brilliant orange and white.”
“One proved to be inhabited by the beautifully marked King penguin, while the other contained a smaller gold-crested broad-billed species ....”
“The long-legged, broad-billed flamingo, who is continually stalking over muddy flats in search of food, heaps up the mud into a conical stool, on the top of which it lays its eggs.”
“In the second case of flycatchers are grouped the true flycatchers, which are mostly from the old world; those from America being the solitary flycatcher, the black-headed flycatcher, the king and broad-billed tody, and the white-eared thrush.”
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