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wading bird

A type of bird with long legs and a long neck that is typically found in shallow water. Examples include the crane and the stork. Look at all that wading bird near the shore. I think it might be a heron.
See also: bird, wade
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Huge numbers of wading birds arrive on Wirral's coastline at this time of year Picture: RON THOMAS
We will flatten them to just about one foot above the water level as it is better for lapwings and wading birds.
Remove the alligators from Florida's ecosystem, and the list of those who would suffer would include wading birds such as great blue herons, egrets, and wood storks; numerous species of fish and turtles; and even large mammals such as the eastern white-tailed deer.
During nesting season, wading birds need relatively low water levels that concentrate fish in shallow pools.
Other wading birds stalk prey, stop and strike, but wood storks seldom use their vision.
Although wading birds usually feed alone and for short periods, their energetic requirements are high (Kushlan 1978, 1981).
dozen species of colorful, long-legged wading birds.
Opening the beds as usual in July would have had serious implications for their future, both as a vital part of the local economy and as a home for wading birds over the winter.
Join the coastal rangers, staff from the RSPB and Hilbre Bird Observatory looking for sea birds, wading birds and cetaceans that inhabit the coast.
Science demonstrates clearly that an investment in the time spent on legal predator control helps the breeding success of many species of wading birds, including curlew.
recent flooding has hit hundreds nesting wading birds at nature reserves, the RSPB has said.
The birds affected include ducks and wading birds, which nest in the Arctic, or further north or east in Europe.
The project aims to restore and recreate suitable habitat to bring back wading birds to former strongholds, providing them with a chance to breed successfully and reverse the severe decline in their populations.
The material for the reconstruction has been excavated from the RSPB reserve and, as an added bonus to the project, has created rich feeding grounds for wading birds.