• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dunbird (Zoöl) The pochard; -- called also dunair, and dunker, or dun-curre.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dunbird The common pochard or red-headed duck, Fuligula ferina.
    • n dunbird The ruddy duck, Erismatura ribida.
    • n dunbird The female scaup duck, Fuligula marila.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named from its color


In literature:

Another of the wild ducks which visited us was the pochard or dunbird.
"The Confessions of a Poacher" by Anonymous
They are variously known in different places by the name of Pochards, Pokers, Dunbirds, and Red-eyed Pochards.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns