boat-billed heron


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boat-billed heron

 (bōt′bĭld′)
n.
A tropical American wading bird (Cochlearius cochlearius) having a large bill shaped like an inverted boat.
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Noun1.boat-billed heron - tropical American heron related to night heronsboat-billed heron - tropical American heron related to night herons
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
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(15,16,17) One report of a Panama boat-billed heron (Cochlearius cochlearius panamensis) did, however, describe metastases in the lungs, liver, kidneys, mesentery, and ovary.
Reports of avian species with osteosarcoma include budgerigars (.Melopsittacus undulatus), an umbrella cockatoo, a rose-breasted cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapilla), a blue-and-gold macaw (Ara ararauna), an American robin (Turdus migratorius), a blue-fronted Amazon, a Toulouse grey goose, and a Panama boat-billed heron (8,9,11,13,15-17,29) To our knowledge, this is the first report of appendicular osteosarcoma in a ring-necked dove.