black-bellied plover

noun (1)

Definition of black-bellied plover

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: a large plover (Squatarola squatarola or Charadrius squatarola) highly esteemed as a game bird that breeds in the arctic regions of both continents but winters in Africa and South America and differs from related birds in its jet-black throat and underparts when in breeding plumage

black-bellied sandpiper

noun (2)

Definition of black-bellied sandpiper (Entry 2 of 4)

black-bellied snake

noun (3)

Definition of black-bellied snake (Entry 3 of 4)

: a common slightly venomous snake (Denisonia signata) widely distributed in eastern Australia that is olive or brownish above with the underparts very dark gray or black

black-bellied whistling-duck

noun (4)
variants: or black-bellied whistling duck or less commonly black-bellied tree duck

Definition of black-bellied whistling-duck (Entry 4 of 4)

: a chiefly nocturnal whistling-duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) of the southwestern U.S. that has a red bill and pinkish legs and typically perches in trees black-bellied whistling-ducks dine at night on grain, seeds, insects and mollusks, and shoots found in shallow water.— Grant Jefferies, Bradenton (Florida) Herald, 21 Feb. 2011

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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