Definition of sheldrake :
1. Any one of several species of large Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna and allied genera, especially the European and Asiatic species. ( T. cornuta, tadorna), which somewhat resembles a goose in form and habit, but breeds in burrows.
2. Any one of the American mergansers.
bird (part of speech: noun)
goose, ringtail, snipe, crested jay, stork, penguin, yellowbird, pelican, bluebill, crane, barn owl, condor, turkey, lark, rook, blackbird, partridge, egret, swallow, crow, ibis, duck, bird, mallard, heron, nuthatch, tern, parakeet, grouse, swift, road runner, owl, vulture, loon, hummingbird, parrot, wren, thrush, bittern, peregrine, mourning dove, harrier, dove, horned owl, kingfisher, canary, sandpiper, woodpecker, gull, peacock, mockingbird, osprey, tit, cormorant, eagle, cuckoo, weaver, ostrich, grosbeak, cockatoo, jackdaw, cardinal, dodo, chickadee, goldfinch, sea gull, oriole, pigeon, coot, teal, quetzal, falcon, hawk, grackle, nightingale, redbird, booby, waxwing, squab, robin, Canada goose, blue jay, myna, starling, bluebird, redwing, lovebird, swan, plover, curlew, bald eagle, macaw, emu, cassowary, puffin, turtledove, flamingo, magpie, pheasant, sparrow, finch, jay, buzzard, bullfinch, spoonbill, songbird, albatross, raven
- It was Deep- water Peter, holding a gun in one hand, and a dead sheldrake in the other. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.
- Most beautifully engraved on 120 Large Folio Copper- Plates, From the Exquisite Drawings of the late Ingenious T. Sheldrake. - "The Old English Herbals", Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.