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wading bird

[′wād·iŋ ‚bərd]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of the long-legged, long-necked birds composing the order Ciconiiformes, including storks, herons, egrets, and ibises.
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As well as increasing potential nesting space for avocets - once declared extinct as a breeding species in the UK - a host of other wading bird species will benefit from the plans too, including a significant local population of breeding common tern.
According to the Dandong Yalu River Estuary Wetland National Nature Reserve, there are approximately 5 million wading birds of 55 kinds that fly across 20 countries and regions from Alaska to Siberia, down south through East Asia, Southeast Asia to Australia and New Zealand.
Grouse shooting holds the key to restoring healthy populations of wading birds on the Berwyn.
The southeast of England is particularly susceptible to drought, and during a long spell of dry weather that finally ended last spring, wading birds suffered the most among Britain's wildlife.
Red deer, otters and seals share the shores of this wild loch, as well as a wealth of diving and wading birds, such as red-throated divers and the magnificent sea eagle.
Red deer, otters and common seals share the shores of this wild sea loch with just 2000 people, as well as a wealth of diving and wading birds, including red-throated divers and the magnificent sea eagle.
As well as thousands of wading birds, ducks and geese, the site is home to a wide range of amphibians, fish and insects, so it promises to be a fascinating day.
Wading birds and shore birds such as terns, gulls and plovers are well-represented on all the islands.
More than 1000 hectares of heathland was destroyed in the blaze at Forsinard in Sutherland - home to rare species of wading birds.
AS RELIABLE as clockwork over the years, our curlews, who are apparently the largest wading birds in Europe, return to Seven Barrows on the Monday of festival week, but this time they were back from Norway two weeks early.
FOLLOWING the prolonged icy blast bringing Arctic weather to Huddersfield, the RSPB is calling on birdwatchers, walkers, anglers and water sports enthusiasts to minimise disturbance to groups of ducks, geese, swans and wading birds until conditions improve.
Well known as a predator of hatchling sea turtles, the crabs themselves are food for beachfront wading birds.