One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
attributive Curved downward.‘the slightly down-curved bill of a starling’
- ‘The sunbird-asities have long downcurved bills that are well suited for extracting nectar from flowers.’
- ‘The horn becomes greyish brown, short, strongly downcurved.’
- ‘They're terrific birds with a long upcurved beak and if you contrast those to the migratory waders in front of them, the big Eastern Curlews, they have tremendously long but downcurved beaks.’
- ‘Pittas are small to medium sized birds (15 to 29 cm long, 42 to 210 g) with long legs, short tails and strong, downcurved bills.’
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