Definition of sicklebill

: any of various birds with a strongly curved bill: such as
a : curlew specifically : hen curlew
b : any of several thrashers especially : california thrasher
c : a bird of paradise of the genus Drepanornis
d : a saberbill of the genus Campylorhamphus
e : any of several Hawaiian birds of the family Drepanididae and especially of the genus Drepanis
f : a South and Central American hummingbird of the genus Eutoxeres

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sickle entry 3 + bill

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“Sicklebill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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