saddle-billed stork

[ sad-l-bild ]
/ ˈsæd lˌbɪld /


a large stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, of West Africa, having a white and black body and a long, red and black bill.
Also called sad·dle·bill. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for saddlebill

/ (ˈsædəlˌbɪl) /


a large black-and-white stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, of tropical Africa, having a heavy red bill with a black band around the middle and a yellow patch at the baseAlso called: jabiru

Word Origin for saddlebill

C19 (as saddle-bill stork): so called because of the appearance of its bill
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