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broadbill

(ˈbrɔːdˌbɪl)
n
1. (Animals) any passerine bird of the family Eurylaimidae, of tropical Africa and Asia, having bright plumage and a short wide bill
2. (Animals) US any of various wide-billed birds, such as the scaup and shoveler
3. (Animals) US another name for swordfish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broadbill - tropical American heron related to night heronsbroadbill - tropical American heron related to night herons
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
2.broadbill - diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey billbroadbill - diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Aythya, genus Aythya - canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.
Aythya marila, greater scaup - large scaup of North America having a greenish iridescence on the head of the male
Aythya affinis, lake duck, lesser scaup, lesser scaup duck - common scaup of North America; males have purplish heads
3.broadbill - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat billbroadbill - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
4.broadbill - small birds of the Old World tropics having bright plumage and short wide bills
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
Eurylaimidae, family Eurylaimidae - coextensive with the suborder Eurylaimi
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Being showcased in Vegas is a bag embroidered with the Visayan Broadbill, one of the many rare birds indigenous to the rainforests of Samar Island.
Species have actually gone extinct waiting for protection." In a 2004 study, the CBD found that 42 US species--including birds like the Guam broadbill and cardinal honey-eater, a freshwater mussel called the Ochlockonee moccasinshell, and plants like Hoffman's jewelflower and four-angled pelea --went extinct between 1973 and 1995 due to delays in the listing process.
It was ten years ago, back in 2008, when we first set out to try our hand at catching broadbill swordfish during the daytime.
"We used to go down in my duck boat and shoot broadbill in Bellport Bay and Smiths' Point," in Great South Bay.
Broadbill swordfish: status of established fisheries and lessons for developing fisheries.
He finished with a Silver-breasted Broadbill in Northern India, his 6,042nd species of the year.
Goring led a birding party through Bislig but failed to find such breeds as the celestial monarch, the Mindanao bleeding-heart pigeon and the Mindanao broadbill. Not only birders but also ordinary folk must be anguished at these disappearances, and lament these rare birds' fate along with that of the Philippine Eagle in other parts of the country.
But the celestial monarch and two other endangered birds from the region particularly known for their beauty -- the Mindanao bleeding-heart pigeon and the Mindanao broadbill -- could not be found.
This species is caught incidentally and retained as a byproduct in commercial pelagic long-line, purse-seine, and trolling fisheries that target tunas and mackerels (Scombridae), broadbill swordfish (Xiphias gladius), and dolphinfishes (Coryphaena spp.) (Zischke, 2012).
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Broadbill, with only a few hired hands to help him haul in the dredges.
As well, Santiago's marlin and David's broadbill in Islands in the Stream operate as "ichthiomorphic theophany," the appearance of God as fish.