bluebill n : diving ducks of North America having a bluish-gray bill [syn: scaup, scaup duck, broadbill]
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:
- Grant's Bluebill, Spermophaga poliogenys
- Western Bluebill, Spermophaga haematina
- Red-headed Bluebill, Spermophaga ruficapilla
- Clement, Harris and Davis, Finches and Sparrows ISBN 0-7136-8017-2
bluebill in Hungarian: Spermophaga