sharpbill

sharpbill

[shahrp-bil]
noun
a passerine bird, Oxyruncus cristatus, of New World tropical forests, having greenish plumage and a pointed bill, related to the tyrant flycatchers.

Origin:
sharp + bill2

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sharpbill

(Oxyruncus cristatus), bird of rain forests in scattered localities from Costa Rica southward to Paraguay. It is usually considered the sole member of the family Oxyruncidae (order Passeriformes), which is closely related to the tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae).

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