shorebird

Definitions of shorebird
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n any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

Synonyms:
limicoline bird, shore bird
Types:
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plover
any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
sandpiper
any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Aphriza virgata, surfbird
sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America
woodcock
game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
snipe
Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
curlew
large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
godwit
large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill
Himantopus stilt, long-legs, longlegs, stilt, stilt plover, stiltbird
long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
Australian stilt, stilt
long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
avocet
long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill
oyster catcher, oystercatcher
black-and-white shorebird with stout legs and bill; feed on oysters etc.
phalarope
small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the Arctic and winter in the tropics
glareole, pratincole
Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers
courser
swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles
Burhinus oedicnemus, stone curlew, thick-knee
large-headed large-eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint
Charadrius melodus, piping plover
small plover of eastern North America
Charadrius vociferus, kildeer, killdeer, killdeer plover
American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry
Charadrius morinellus, Eudromias morinellus, dotrel, dotterel
rare plover of upland areas of Eurasia
golden plover
plovers of Europe and America having the backs marked with golden-yellow spots
green plover, lapwing, peewit, pewit
large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
turnstone
migratory shorebirds of the plover family that turn over stones in searching for food
Actitis hypoleucos, European sandpiper
a variety of sandpiper
Actitis macularia, spotted sandpiper
common North American sandpiper
Erolia minutilla, least sandpiper, stint
smallest American sandpiper
Erolia alpina, dunlin, red-backed sandpiper
small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
Tringa nebularia, greenshank
large European sandpiper with greenish legs
Tringa totanus, redshank
a common Old World wading bird with long red legs
yellowlegs
either of two North American shorebird with yellow legs
Calidris melanotos, jacksnipe, pectoral sandpiper
American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
Calidris canutus, grayback, greyback, knot
a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
Calidris Ferruginea, curlew sandpiper
Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
Crocethia alba, sanderling
small sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and migrates southward along sandy coasts in most of world
Bartramia longicauda, Bartramian sandpiper, upland plover, upland sandpiper
large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands
Philomachus pugnax, ruff
common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
tattler
any of several long-legged shorebirds having a loud whistling cry
Eurasian woodcock, Scolopax rusticola
short-legged long-billed migratory Old World woodcock
American woodcock, Philohela minor, woodcock snipe
small long-billed woodcock; prized as a game bird
Gallinago gallinago, whole snipe
common snipe of Eurasia and Africa
Gallinago gallinago delicata, Wilson's snipe
American snipe
Gallinago media, great snipe, woodcock snipe
Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipe
Limnocryptes minima, half snipe, jacksnipe
a small short-billed Old World snipe
dowitcher
shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
European curlew, Numenius arquata
common Eurasian curlew
Eskimo curlew, Numenius borealis
New World curlew that breeds in northern North America
Hudsonian godwit, Limosa haemastica
New World godwit
Himantopus mexicanus, black-necked stilt
stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck
Himantopus himantopus, black-winged stilt
stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wings
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus, white-headed stilt
stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
Himantopus novae-zelandiae, kaki
blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt
Cladorhyncus leucocephalum, banded stilt
web-footed Australian stilt with reddish-brown pectoral markings
Phalaropus fulicarius, red phalarope
phalarope of northern oceans and lakes
Lobipes lobatus, northern phalarope
breeds in Arctic regions of Old and New Worlds; large flocks often seen far out at sea
Steganopus tricolor, Wilson's phalarope
breeds on the northern great plains of Canada
Cursorius cursor, cream-colored courser
courser of desert and semidesert regions of the Old World
Pluvianus aegyptius, crocodile bird
African courser that feeds on insect parasites on crocodiles
Type of:
wader, wading bird
any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food

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