AskDefine | Define bluebill

Dictionary Definition

bluebill n : diving ducks of North America having a bluish-gray bill [syn: scaup, scaup duck, broadbill]

Extensive Definition

The bluebills are the genus Spermophaga of the estrildid finches. These birds are found in tropical Africa. They are gregarious seed-eaters with short, thick, blue and red bills. All have plumage which is mainly crimson and black or dark grey.
The members are:

References

  • Clement, Harris and Davis, Finches and Sparrows ISBN 0-7136-8017-2
bluebill in Hungarian: Spermophaga
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