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swordbill

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːdbɪl
 
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(also sword-billed hummingbird)

Definition of swordbill in English:

noun

A mainly green hummingbird with a very long bill, found in northern South America.
  • Ensifera ensifera, family Trochilidae
Example sentences
  • It's known for its great birdlife, with many small flocks of colourful scarlet-bellied mountain tanagers and sword-billed hummingbirds.
  • Some, like lancebills and swordbills, can't use them because of bill shape.
  • Clearly this is still one of the most important, if not the most important factor controlling bill shape, otherwise we wouldn't have curlews, ibises, sword-billed hummingbirds, flamingos, crossbills, or all those oystercatcher polymorphs.

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