[ sawft-bil, soft- ]
/ ˈsɔftˌbɪl, ˈsɒft- /
any of numerous birds, as thrushes or tanagers, having relatively weak bills suited for eating insects, soft-bodied animals, and fruit rather than hard seeds.
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Origin of soft-bill
First recorded in 1955–60
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