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wading bird, wader(noun)
any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
One who wades.
A waterproof boot that comes up to the hip, used by fishermen, etc.
A long-legged bird associated with wetland or coastal environments.
one who, or that which, wades
any long-legged bird that wades in the water in search of food, especially any species of limicoline or grallatorial birds; -- called also wading bird. See Illust. g, under Aves
Waders, called shorebirds in North America, are members of the order Charadriiformes, excluding the more marine web-footed seabird groups. The latter are the skuas, gulls, terns, skimmers, and auks. Also, the pratincoles and the crab plover, which bear greater resemblance to waders, are closely related to the seabirds. This leaves about 210 species, most of which are associated with wetland or coastal environments. Many species of Arctic and temperate regions are strongly migratory, but tropical birds are often resident, or move only in response to rainfall patterns. Some of the Arctic species, such as little stint, are amongst the longest distance migrants, spending the non-breeding season in the southern hemisphere. The majority of species eat small invertebrates picked out of mud or exposed soil. Different lengths of bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. Many waders have sensitive nerve endings at the end of their bills which enable them to detect prey items hidden in mud or soft soil.
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