To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly.

<zoology> Squawking thrush, the missel turush; so called from its note when alarmed.

1. Act of squawking; a harsh squeak.

2. <zoology> The American night heron.

3. <zoology> Squawk duck, the bimaculate duck (Anas glocitans). It has patches of reddish brown behind, and in front of, each eye.

(10 Mar 1998)

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