Definition of ibisbill in English:



  • An upland wading bird of central Asia, with a long, down-curved bill and black, white, and blue-gray plumage on the head and breast.

    Ibidorhyncha struthersii, the only member of the family Ibidorhynchidae

    ‘This is apparently not the only site in Beijing municipality where ibisbills have been recorded.’
    • ‘The ibisbill has no links to true ibises, to which it bears little resemblance except in its bill.’
    • ‘The ibisbill feeds by probing among the cobble and pebbles of the cold streams that it inhabits.’
    • ‘Unlike other members of the group, ibisbills are usually found alone, in pairs, or in much smaller groups that rarely exceed seven or eight individuals.’
    • ‘River chats, dippers, flycatcher, isibias, wall creepers, bulbuls, forktales, ibisbills are a few of the almost 400 species of birds available around the basin.’
    • ‘The ibisbill is the only species in this family.’
    • ‘Could the mysterious ibisbill raptor, isolated in its remote montane habitat, in fact be the last of the true Specworld troodonts?’
    • ‘One has to first cross the Kameng river (look for ibisbills on the banks) and then follow a forest dept guide into the forest.’
    • ‘The ibisbill is found in high-altitude rocky mountain streams in the Himalayas and central Asia.’
    • ‘The Recurvirostrinae consist of Haematopodini (oyster-catchers) and Recurvirostrini (ibisbills, stilts, and avocets)’



/ˈībəsˌbil/ /ˈaɪbəsˌbɪl/