boat-billed heron


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 Unabridged
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boatbill or boat-billed heron (ˈbəʊtˌbɪl)
a nocturnal tropical American wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, similar to the night herons but with a broad flattened bill: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes
boat-billed heron or boat-billed heron

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