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Synonyms for broadbill

tropical American heron related to night herons

freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill

small birds of the Old World tropics having bright plumage and short wide bills

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These foraging guilds comprised flycatchers, drongos and broadbills and were primarily detected in the forest interior at a distance of 400 m and 600 m (Figure 7).
We observed that certain upperstory bird species, such as dollarbirds, minivets, and parakeets tended to be concentrated at the forest edge due to the proximity of different habitats (i.e., vegetation structure and floristic composition), whereas others (i.e., woodpeckers, barbets, broadbills, pigeons, and drongos) were concentrated in the interior.
Likewise, it has been founded that large-sized canopy birds, such as barbets and broadbills, were affected by light intensity and temperature, i.e., they avoided disturbed forest, particularly the forest edge (Owens and Bennett, 2000; Sekecioglu et al., 2004; Robert and Raphael, 2007; Sodhi et al., 2008) and preferred to use undisturbed habitat, particularly the forest interior.
Beyond the broadbills, black ducks haunted the wooded ponds, bays and streams of Long Island.
Surrounding the battery were hundreds of decoys to which the broadbills came in numbers.
The major fishing grounds for broadbills in the central Pacific region, traditionally exploited by foreign longliners, lie approximately 1,000 miles north of the Hawaiian Islands (25[degrees]- 40[degrees]N.).
Loggerheads reported taken in the Hawaiian longline broadbill swordfish fishery may be of the same origin.
The Hawaiian longline fishery for broadbill swordfish has developed rapidly since 1987 when fewer than 40 vessels were in the fleet, landing less than 30,000 pounds of broadbill swordfish, a bycatch product of the tuna longline fishery.
Because of recent developments in the broadbill swordfish fishery, the Pelagics FMP is now being monitored based on Section 7 requirements.
Canvasbacks are almost always referred to as "cans," whereas scaup are more commonly called "bluebills," "broadbills" or the aforementioned "blackheads." Meanwhile, redheads are "raft ducks," but I have also heard them collectively called "Lucy," another television reference and no doubt homage to America's most famous redhead, Lucille Ball.