Definition of sicklebill in English:


Line breaks: sickle|bill
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪk(ə)lbɪl/


  • Any of a number of birds with a long, narrow downcurved bill:
    • a tropical American hummingbird (genus Eutoxeres, family Trochilidae: two species).a New Guinea bird of paradise (two genera in the family Paradisaeidae).
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    • The rat-a-tat-tat of the brown sicklebill could be likened to machine-gun fire.
    • Sicklebills have evolved a long, curved beak used to probe for insects in thick moss and tree bark.
    • Carved from Lapis Lazuli a duck Egyptians saw a mysterious connection between the sicklebills of the ibises and the crescent moon.

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