HyperDic: family_ardeidae

English > 1 sense of the expression family Ardeidae:
NOUNanimalfamily Ardeidae, Ardeidaeherons
English > family Ardeidae: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningherons; egrets; night herons; bitterns.
Member ofCiconiiformes, order CiconiiformesOrder of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet
MembersArdea, genus Ardeatype genus of the Ardeidae
Botaurus, genus Botaurusbitterns
Bubulcus, genus Bubulcussmall white egrets
Casmerodius, genus CasmerodiusA white egrets
Cochlearius, genus Cochleariusboatbills
Egretta, genus Egrettasmall Old and New World herons
Ixobrychus, genus Ixobrychusbitterns
Nyctanassa, genus NyctanassaAmerican night herons
Nycticorax, genus NycticoraxOld World night herons
heronGrey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
Broaderbird familyA family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
SpanishArdeidae, ardeidos, familia Ardeidae
CatalanArdeidae, ardèids

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