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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The Wirral Wader Festival is a real community effort to showcase Wirral's wading birds and a full weekend of events will take place at Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston, visitor centre and at other coastal sites."
Despite the protections, wading birds' presence in South Florida, their cradle of civilization, is tenuous again.
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.
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.
Tucker had served as president of the board, and he had a fondness for these long-legged wading birds.
Mr Waters added: "We will be fencing off large areas and putting in rare-species cattle to graze them and ensure it does not revert to woodland, so providing the best habitat for wading birds.
ABSTRACT The suite of resident, migrant, breeding, and wintering waterbirds depending on this region includes grebes, pelicans, cormorants, anhingas, wading birds, waterfowl, coots, rails, gallinules, shorebirds, gulls, and terns.