sickle bill

sicklebill

[sik-uhl-bil]
noun
any of various birds having a long, curved bill, as the long-billed curlew or curve-billed thrasher.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; sickle + bill2

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sicklebill (ˈsɪkəlˌbɪl)
 
n
any of various birds having a markedly curved bill, such as Falculea palliata, a Madagascan bird of the family Vangidae, Hemignathus procerus, a Hawaiian honey creeper, and certain hummingbirds and birds of paradise

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