ivorybill

Definition of ivorybill

i´vo`ry`bill`   Pronunciation: ī´vô`rŷ`bĭl`
n.1.(Zool.) A large, handsome, black-and-white North American woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States and Cuba.

Related Words

Campephilus, Campephilus principalis, genus Campephilus, ivory-billed woodpecker, pecker, peckerwood, woodpecker
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