wading bird

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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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Great White Egret: A wading bird, most commonly found in the tropical and warmer climates of New Zealand and North America.
Bittern: Known for its booming call, the Bittern is a wading bird - part of the heron family.
Fragmentary fossils of Gansus yumenensis collected earlier had suggested that it was a wading bird similar to today's sandpipers, says Jerald D.
Wader migration is already well under way, it may only be July and we have just had our first taste of summer weather recently but if you're a wading bird it is autumn.