a wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, of tropical America, related to the herons, having a broad bill resembling an inverted boat.
Historical Examples

Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891 Various
Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891 Various

a nocturnal tropical American wading bird, Cochlearius cochlearius, similar to the night herons but with a broad flattened bill: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes


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