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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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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.
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.
Limited trenching is reported in the vicinity of the Hammond Reef Mine (operated in 1897) to the northeast of these zones, but no systematic drilling with modern equipment appears to have been directed at the vicinity of this historic mine and the adjacent Sawbill Gold Mine, both lying along strike to the northeast.