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sawbill

(ˈsɔːˌbɪl)
n
1. (Animals) another name for merganser, motmot
2. (Animals) any of various hummingbirds of the genus Ramphodon
[C19: so called because of their serrated bills]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sawbill - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edgessawbill - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
sea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
genus Mergus, Mergus - mergansers
goosander, Mergus merganser - common merganser of Europe and North America
American merganser, Mergus merganser americanus - common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander
Mergus serrator, red-breasted merganser - widely distributed merganser of America and Europe
Mergus albellus, smew - smallest merganser and most expert diver; found in northern Eurasia
hooded merganser, hooded sheldrake, Lophodytes cucullatus - small North American duck with a high circular crest on the male's head
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The goosander is a member of the sawbill family of ducks and has been spreading throughout the rivers of England and Wales over the last 50 years.
My favorite route is the demanding loop from Sawbill Lake up several creeks and bogs to vast, islet-studded Cherokee Lake, and back down the Temperance River.
As well as being a fascinating ancient species, lampreys are ecologically important in helping to process nutrients in rivers as well as a food source for fish and birds, such as herons and sawbill ducks.
Pleas to control seal and sawbill duck populations have fallen on deaf y ears.
Atop their white necks are dark glossy green heads, armed with that distinctive dark red sawbill. Females and young are military grey, with reddish brown heads.All have manelike crests on their heads, which when stood up give them more of an 80s rock star look, than a smart military air.
And it is something anyone of any ability can do, with all equipment and instruction available for hire from businesses, like Sawbill Outfitters, in nearby Tofte, which have everything you could possibly need.
A member of the Sawbill family, it nests next to the garden's lake and feeds on fish and water insects.
While multiple-day trips will take you into the heart of this wilderness, dozens of good day trips are also possible, based from lodges on the wilderness area's border, such as the one at Sawbill Lake, or from lodges on the nearby Gunflint Trail system.