wading bird


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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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Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said: "We're thrilled to be supporting WWT's work to boost the numbers of these rare wading birds.
The Great Thick-knee is a unique-looking large wading bird, well adapted to its diet of crabs, large insects and other small animals.
Wading bird numbers in the Western ecoregion were lowest in the Late Wet season (230/route) before increasing in the Early Wet season (F = 8.
Bittern: Known for its booming call, the Bittern is a wading bird - part of the heron family.
A happy African wading bird with long legs and long toes, a Jay given to kidding around, a green tropical insectivorous bird with iridescent feathers, and a fancy tropical stork crowd together; a group of misfits in close proximity.
FOUR UK wading bird species saw numbers fall to new lows last year, as poor weather compounded long-term declines in populations, a survey has revealed.
Swimming feeding remains one of the five published wading bird foraging behaviors that Snowy Egrets have not been documented using, although Great Egrets (Ardea alba), Great Blue Herons (A.
This shy, mostly nocturnal wading bird belonged on some secluded creek bank, not here among the boaters, picnickers and frisbee-catching dogs.
It wasn't too long ago that upland Wales reverberated to the almost ethereal music of this longbilled wading bird.
The dunlin is a small, brown wading bird with a shrill trilling call.
The Hawaiian stilt, a black-and-white wading bird, makes its nest on tufts of land in the middle of coastal wetlands.
Wading bird chicks feed on insects found alongside pools of water, but with the pools drying up and bugs becoming scarce they are having to venture further afield to forage - facing greater danger as a result.