HyperDic: wading_bird

English > 1 sense of the expression wading bird:
NOUNanimalwading bird, waderany of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
English > wading bird: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food.
Synonymwader
Narrowerbustardlarge heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial / terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight
button quail, button-quail, bustard quail, hemipodesmall quail-like terrestrial / terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe
chunga, seriema, Chunga burmeisteriArgentinian Cariama
courlan, Aramus guaraunawading bird of South America and Central America
cranelarge long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
crested cariama, seriema, Cariama cristataBrazilian Cariama
flamingolarge pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill
heronGrey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
ibiswading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
limpkin, Aramus pictuswading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call
ortyganAny of several East Indian birds
plain wanderer, Pedionomus torquatussmall Australian bird related to the button quail
railAny of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
shoebill, shoebird, Balaeniceps rexlarge stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe
shorebird, shore bird, limicoline birdAny of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
spoonbillwading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoon
storklarge mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
trumpeterlarge gregarious crane-like bird of the forests / forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry
Broaderaquatic birdwading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
Spanishaves limícolas, ave zancuda
Catalancamallarg, ocells limícoles

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