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Meaning of "oilbird" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OILBIRD

oilbird  [ˈɔɪlˌbɜːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OILBIRD

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Oilbird is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OILBIRD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oilbird

Oilbird

The Oilbird, locally known as the guácharo, is a bird found in the northern areas of South America. They are nocturnal feeders on the fruits of the Oil Palm and tropical laurels, and are the only nocturnal flying fruit-eating birds in the world. They forage at night, navigating by echolocation in the same way as bats, but with a high-pitched clicking sound of around 2 kHz that is audible to humans.

Definition of oilbird in the English dictionary

The definition of oilbird in the dictionary is a nocturnal gregarious cave-dwelling bird, Steatornis caripensis, of N South America and Trinidad, having a hooked bill and dark plumage: family Steatornithidae, order Caprimulgiformes Also called: guacharo.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OILBIRD


awlbird
ˈɔːlˌbɜːd
bellbird
ˈbɛlˌbɜːd
blackbird
ˈblækˌbɜːd
bluebird
ˈbluːˌbɜːd
cowbird
ˈkaʊˌbɜːd
firebird
ˈfaɪəˌbɜːd
gaolbird
ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜːd
hummingbird
ˈhʌmɪŋˌbɜːd
jailbird
ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜːd
ladybird
ˈleɪdɪˌbɜːd
lovebird
ˈlʌvˌbɜːd
mockingbird
ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd
railbird
ˈreɪlˌbɜːd
riflebird
ˈraɪfəlˌbɜːd
snowbird
ˈsnəʊˌbɜːd
songbird
ˈsɒŋˌbɜːd
sunbird
ˈsʌnˌbɜːd
thunderbird
ˈθʌndəˌbɜːd
wattlebird
ˈwɒtəlˌbɜːd
yardbird
ˈjɑːdˌbɜːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OILBIRD

oil tanker
oil terminal
oil the wheels
oil varnish
oil well
oil-based paint
oil-burning
oil-cooled
oil-like
oil-seed rape
oilcamp
oilcan
oilcloth
oilcup
oiled
oiled silk
oiler
oilers
oilery
oilfield

WORDS THAT END LIKE OILBIRD

a little bird
bird
bowerbird
brain-fever bird
cage bird
early bird
early-bird
get the bird
jaybird
like a bird
lyrebird
old bird
rainbird
rare bird
redbird
seabird
wading bird
water bird
whirlybird
yellowbird

Synonyms and antonyms of oilbird in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oilbird» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OILBIRD

Find out the translation of oilbird to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oilbird from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oilbird» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

oilbird
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oilbird
570 millions of speakers

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oilbird
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oilbird
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

oilbird
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oilbird
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Oilbird
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oilbird
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oilbird
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Minyak pelik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oilbird
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oilbird
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oilbird
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oilbird
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

oilbird
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oilbird
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेलबर्ड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oilbird
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

guaciaro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oilbird
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oilbird
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Oilbird
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

oilbird
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

oilbird
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Oljefågeln
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Oilbird
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oilbird

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OILBIRD»

The term «oilbird» is used very little and occupies the 152.046 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oilbird

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OILBIRD»

Discover the use of oilbird in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oilbird and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nightjars of the world: potoos, frogmouths, oilbird and ...
This is the ultimate identification guide to the nightjars, potoos, frogmouths, Oilbird, and owlet-nightjars of the world.
Nigel Cleere, 2010
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Tropical Ecology
Oilbird—A Unique Frugivore”). Seeds are usually indigestible, and many fruits tend to be watery, containing little protein compared with carbohydrate ( Moermond and Denslow 1985). Small birds tend to eat small, carbohydrate-rich fruit, and ...
John Kricher, 2011
3
Birds of Venezuela
Guácharo The Oilbird is distantly related to nightjars and to a lesser extent to potoos, but it has been separated from both lineages for a long time86. It is characterized by a strong, hooked bill, long rictal bristles, weak feet placed far forward on ...
Steven L. Hilty, 2002
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A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, ...
Enter an oilbird cave and be greeted by a cacophony of sound, a chaotic chorus of anxious growls and angry screams. In the dark, dank cave the flapping wings of the disturbed, protesting host conjure up thoughts of tropical demons ...
John C. Kricher, 1999
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New Scientist
KMfffcP Farmers' attacks stimulate aphid evolution Beauty bared in Geneva Oilbird survives terrible sonar continued Chance in the infrared Quark bubbles are baby galaxies. Genetic changes previously observed only in laboratory ...
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Sediment Transfer from Shelf to Deep Water: Revisiting the ...
(B) Map of the Oilbird field showing the location of the wells used in this study, and regional cross section AA', shown in Figure 11. SECC = South East Coast Consortium; U(b) = concession block held and operated by EOG Resources Trinidad ...
Roger M. Slatt, Carlos Zavala, 2012
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Caprimulgiformes: Eared-Nightjar, Oilbird, List of Nightjars
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
LLC Books, 2010
8
Engineering Animals
They bumped into arrays of smaller (0.5 cm diameter) objects, however, which tells us that the practical limit of Oilbird echolocation acuity is somewhere between 0.5 cm and 3.2 cm. This accuracy is much less than 20 cm, and so Oilbirds must ...
Mark Denny, Alan McFadzean, 2011
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ENERGY Caribbean Yearbook
This will be coming from EOG Resources Trinidad's new Oilbird field in the South East Coast Consortium (SECC) block it operates as principal shareholder, partnering state companies Petrotrin and NGC. One of the highlights of 2006 was  ...
David Renwick
10
A Birdwatcher's Guide to Trinidad & Tobago
Tegu lizard White Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Blue-headed Parrot, Spectacled Owl, Oilbird, Tufted Coquette and about 10 other species of hummingbirds, all three species of trogons, Golden-olive and Chestnut Woodpeckers, Black-tailed ...
William L. Murphy, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OILBIRD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oilbird is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rains put poaching of oilbirds on hold
The oilbird colonises the recesses of caverns like the Oropouche and remain there during the daytime. This is a nocturnal species that uses ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jun 15»
2
Naturalist Journeys Announces Trinidad Ornithology Seminar …
Birds to be seen on the trip include the nocturnal fruit-eating Oilbird, the mysterious Bearded Bellbird, and the showy Scarlet Ibis. In announcing ... «PR Web, Apr 15»
3
Birding Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
... Cock-of-the-Rock, Rufescent Screech-owl, Oilbird, Choco Trogon, Giant Antpitta, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Scarlet-rumped Cacique and ... «Montana Standard, Mar 15»
4
Caves in northern Peru hold burials, blind fish, cave-dwelling birds
... the caves by the Marañon River are home to the oilbird (Steatornis caripensis), a cave-dwelling bird endemic to South America, which was ... «Fox News Latino, Oct 14»
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Minister Ramnarine: US$1.4b of FDI for energy in 2013
Other developments include Petrotrin's South West Soldado project and the EOG Resources Oilbird project. Ramnarine said further evidence of ... «Trinidad Guardian, Jul 14»
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These Are The World's Weirdest Birds
As its name implies, the oilbird is so oily that people used to hunt them and boil them down to extract their oil for use as fuel. It's got 80 million ... «io9, Apr 14»
7
Kakapo features high on world rare bird list
For instance, the South American oilbird, a small nocturnal bird, and the cuckoo roller of Madagascar are both separated from all other birds by ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 14»
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New Computer Model Uses DNA to Identify Earth's Most Distinctive …
Of all the birds on Earth, perhaps none is more unique than the South American oilbird, which 90 million years ago hopped onto its own branch ... «Wired, Apr 14»
9
10 top Caribbean secrets
Guides are highly knowledgeable and even if the ultra-rare oilbird (one of the main draws for birders) doesn't emerge, you can head back to the ... «CNN, Mar 14»
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Bird Sense: What it's Like to be a Bird, by Tim Birkhead – review
The oilbird of Ecuador sleeps with its eyes closed but then it could even fly with its eyes closed: like a bat, it uses echolocation to work out ... «The Guardian, Nov 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oilbird [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oilbird>. Mar 2020 ».
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