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Whis"tling (?), a. & n. from Whistle, v.
Whistling buoy. (Naut.) See under Buoy. -- Whistling coot (Zo&ö;l.), the American black scoter. -- Whistling Dick. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush (Colluricincla Selbii). (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.] -- Whistling duck. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) The golden-eye. (b) A tree duck. -- Whistling eagle (Zo&ö;l.), a small Australian eagle (Haliastur sphenurus); -- called also whistling hawk, and little swamp eagle. -- Whistling plover. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) The golden plover. (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover. -- Whistling snipe (Zo&ö;l.), the American woodcock. -- Whistling swan. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) The European whooper swan; -- called also wild swan, and elk. (b) An American swan (Olor columbianus). See under Swan. -- Whistling teal (Zo&ö;l.), a tree duck, as Dendrocygna awsuree of India. -- Whistling thrush. (Zo&ö;l.) (a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus Myiophonus, native of Asia, Australia, and the East Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note is a loud and clear whistle. (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]