aquatic bird

DEFINITIONS OF: aquatic bird

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n wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water

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water bird, waterbird, waterfowl
freshwater aquatic bird
swan
stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
wader, wading bird
any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
gallinule, marsh hen, swamphen, water hen
any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
sea bird, seabird, seafowl
a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
anseriform bird
chiefly web-footed swimming birds
coscoroba
large white South American bird intermediate in some respects between ducks and swans
cob
adult male swan
pen
female swan
cygnet
a young swan
Cygnus olor, mute swan
soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated
Cygnus cygnus, whooper, whooper swan
common Old World swan noted for its whooping call
Cygnus columbianus, tundra swan
swan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worlds
Cygnus buccinator, trumpeter, trumpeter swan
large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
Cygnus atratus, black swan
large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill
screamer
gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call
stork
large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
Balaeniceps rex, shoebill, shoebird
large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe
ibis
wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
spoonbill
wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoon
flamingo
large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes
heron
grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
crane
large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
Aramus guarauna, courlan
wading bird of South America and Central America
Aramus pictus, limpkin
wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call
Cariama cristata, crested cariama, seriema
Brazilian Cariama; sole representative of the genus Cariama
Chunga burmeisteri, chunga, seriema
Argentinian Cariama
rail
any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
Florida gallinule, Gallinula chloropus cachinnans
North American dark bluish-grey gallinule
Gallinula chloropus, moorhen
black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes
purple gallinule
gallinules with showy purplish plumage
bustard
large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
bustard quail, button quail, button-quail, hemipode
small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains
ortygan
any of several East Indian birds
Pedionomus torquatus, plain wanderer
small Australian bird related to the button quail; classified as wading bird but inhabits plains
trumpeter
large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird
any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
coastal diving bird
gull family; skimmer family; jaeger family; auk family
auk
black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
puffin
any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills
gaviiform seabird
seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
podicipitiform seabird
aquatic birds related to the loons
pelecaniform seabird
large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
sphenisciform seabird
flightless cold-water seabirds: penguins
oceanic bird, pelagic bird
bird of the open seas
Type of:
bird
warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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