from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having one or more tooth-like processes of the horny integument on the cutting edges of the bill.


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  • Other modern representatives include the crowned pigeons of New Guinea and the tooth-billed pigeon of Samoa.

    Extinct Dodo Related to Pigeons

  • These include northern logrunner or chowchilla Orthonyx spaldingii, little treecreeper Climacteris minor, Atherton scrubwren Sericornis keri, Australian fernwren Crateroscelis gutturalis, mountain thornbill Acanthiza katherina, bridled honeyeater Lichenostomus frenatus, Bower's shrike-thrush Colluricincla megarhyncha, tooth-billed catbird Ailuroedus dentirostris and golden bowerbird Prionodura newtoniana.

    Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, Australia

  • Large islands in Samoa support up to 6 species of fruit-eating pigeons including the Samoan tooth-billed pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris), a monotypic genus endemic to the islands.

    Samoan tropical moist forests

  • Samoa has the tooth-billed pigeon and the white-throated pigeon.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • I have read somewhere that the dodo and a relative of his called the 'tooth-billed pigeon' are still to be found on this island.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The remarkable feature of the bird is that whilst its legs are those of a pigeon, the beak is that of the parrot family, the upper mandible being hooked like the parrot's, the under one being deeply serrated; hence the name, tooth-billed pigeon.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • Presently, as we were all smoking and exchanging compliments in the high-flown, stilted Samoan style, there entered the house a strapping young warrior, carrying a wickerwork cage, in which were two of the rare and famous _Manu Mea_ (red-bird) of Samoa -- the _Didunculus_ or tooth-billed pigeon.

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • In birds, also, we see an advance from the imperfect tooth-billed and reptile-tailed birds of the secondary epoch, to the wonderfully developed falcons, crows, and swallows of our time.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Bird species diversity is highest in the humid forests and the park is very important for the conservation of Amazon species of conservation concern, such as red-throated piping-guan Aburria cujubi, Gould’s toucanet Selenidera gouldii, snowy-capped manakin Pipra nattereri and tooth-billed wren Odontorchilus cinereus, that are restricted to the Amazon region south of the Amazon River and east of the Madeira River.

    Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia

  • (tooth-billed pigeons) making their way down to the coast.

    The Call Of The South 1908


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