Definition of yellow-billed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌyelōˈbild/


(Of a bird) having a yellow bill. Used in the name of numerous such birds, including.
  • The North American yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus, family Cuculidae). The African yellow-billed duck (Anas undulata, family Anatidae)..
Example sentences
  • You may glimpse such transients as the yellow-billed cuckoo, American redstart, or ruby-throated hummingbird, along with the indigenous scarlet macaw, king vulture, black catbird, or the keel-billed toucan, Belize's national bird.
  • Lots and lots of wildlife, especially birds - wild ducks, quail, hummingbirds, yellow-billed cuckoos, which are very rare.
  • A few species have alternative strategies; yellow-billed kookaburras raise their head feathers when threatened, revealing two black spots that resemble large eyes.

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Syllabification: yel·low-billed

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