HyperDic: shorebird

English > 1 sense of the word shorebird:
NOUNanimalshorebird, shore bird, limicoline birdany of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
shorebird > pronunciation
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English > shorebird: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries.
Synonymsshore bird, limicoline bird
Member ofCharadrii, suborder Charadriishorebirds
Narroweravocetlong-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill
courserswift-footed terrestrial / terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa
curlewlarge migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family
godwitlarge wading bird that resembles a curlew
oystercatcher, oyster catcherBlack-and-white shorebird with stout legs and bill
phalaropesmall sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers
ploverAny of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings
pratincole, glareoleOld World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs
sandpiperAny of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call
snipeOld or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family
stilt, stiltbird, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, Himantopus stiltlong-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
stilt, Australian stiltlong-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
stone curlew, thick-knee, Burhinus oedicnemuslarge-headed large-eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint
surfbird, Aphriza virgatasandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America
woodcockgame bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
Broaderwading bird, waderAny of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food

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