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A mainly green hummingbird with a very long bill, found in northern South America.
- ‘It's known for its great birdlife, with many small flocks of colourful scarlet-bellied mountain tanagers and sword-billed hummingbirds.’
- ‘Some, like lancebills and swordbills, can't use them because of bill shape.’
- ‘Clearly this is still one of the most important, if not the most important factor controlling bill shape, otherwise we wouldn't have curlews, ibises, sword-billed hummingbirds, flamingos, crossbills, or all those oystercatcher polymorphs.’
- ‘Many of the hummingbirds, including Swordbills can be closely seen at feeders.’
- ‘The swordbilled hummingbird and the condor are found here, as well as wolves, pumas, deer.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.