a.1.(Zool.) Having a strongly curved bill.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At 14:00 h on 9 July 2010 the adult female was returning to the nest along the ground in a cleared area at the edge of the forest when a Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus) dove from the sky in an attempt to capture the squirrel.
Feeding habits and bill polymorphism in hook-billed kites.
Norman's a cockatiel - a small, gray, hook-billed bird with a yellow head and bright orange cheeks - and he spends much of his day brightening the lives of the residents at Emerald Valley.
In Borthwick's Hook-Billed Kites, a birder is even strangled with his own binoculars (79).