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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In this paper, we present a test of our hypothesis using southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) and wading birds as predators on a common estuarine fish, spot (Leiostomus xanthurus).
A new program is helping the military to protect and defend wading birds, woodpeckers, rare plants, and other resources.
Science demonstrates clearly that an investment in the time spent on legal predator control helps the breeding success of many species of wading birds, including curlew.
Wading birds are often found on areas of damp, wet moorlands and rough grasslands, feeding on the worms and ground insects.
THE dry weather is putting the chicks of wading birds at risk at key wildlife sites, the RSPB has warned.
The beach is protected as rare wading birds, known as black-tailed godwits, spend their winters on the mudflats.
Recent surveys of the wading bird population showed numbers of some species had dropped by nearly 60 per cent in the last five years.
As it dropped to the ground, someone pointed out that it was in fact an ibis, a stork-like wading bird.
Get boots and binoculars at the ready for a three to four hour walk among woodland and the estuary, considered to be ninth best for wading bird life.
Hundreds of bird watchers are flocking to a country park to spot a rare North American wading bird, the sora rail.
They will be on the trail of the slender-billed curlew, a crow-sized wading bird which is now one of 47 "lost" bird species that may possibly have become globally extinct.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland said: "The Firth of Forth is one of the most important wading bird sites in Scotland.