from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several ducks, having a broad bill, including the shoveler
- n. Any of several small passerine birds of the family Eurylaimidae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wild duck (Aythya marila, or Fuligula marila), which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; -- called also bluebill, blackhead, raft duck, and scaup duck. See scaup duck.
- n. The shoveler. See Shoveler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The shoveler-duck, Spatula clypeata.
- n. The spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia.
- n. The scaup-duck, Fuligula marila, and other species of that genus.
- n. A bird of the family Eurylœmidœ. There are nine or ten species of broadbills peculiar to the Indian region. Also called broadmouth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small birds of the Old World tropics having bright plumage and short wide bills
- n. tropical American heron related to night herons
- n. diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill
- n. freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Silver-breasted broadbill, Serilophus lunatus (protonym, Eurylaimus lunatus), depending upon where the bird is located, it may also be known as Gould's broadbill, the red-backed broadbill, or the (Nepal/Pegu) collared broadbill, photographed at Thailand.
Response: This is an adult silver-breasted broadbill, Serilophus lunatus.
I thought I had given you another broadbill family: Eurylaimidae as a mystery bird, but I was wrong, so it's no surprise that only a few of you seemed to recognise it.
It was the first broadbill caught on sporting tackle that was ever brought into an Alabama port.
Bill Chaprales throwing a harpoonlike device from the pulpit of a “stick” boat (photo), meaning one more commonly used in harpooning giant bluefin tuna or, historically, broadbill swordfish.
To the broadbill swordfish, loved and adored, who's charter for hire I can not afford, off the Florida Keys you rule the deep, pulled hooks, fouled lines, making anglers weep, with Bud N 'Mary's help, I'll bring you aboard.
But to them fish by day, The old salts say “Nay,” “A broadbill in the sunshine, yeah right!”
Catching a broadbill swordfish is considered one of the most significant achievements of a big-game angler.
Key species are the dwarf honeyguide Indicator pumilio, African green broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri, Lagden's bushshrike Malaconotus lagdeni, Kivu ground thrush Zoothera tanganjicae, Oberlander's ground thrush Z. oberlaenderi, Grauer's rush warbler Bradypterus graueri, Chaplin's flycatcher Muscicapa lendu and dusky crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi.
The beautiful, bright green African green broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri, VU), the sole representative of a monotypic genus, is found in only three sites in the Rift.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.