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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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Bird life was abundant, especially the wading birds, stork, heron, and ibis gathering in little groups, blue, scarlet, and white, upon every log which jutted from the bank, while beneath us the crystal water was alive with fish of every shape and color.
The wading bird has streaked brown plumage, and, when it feels threatened, it stands with its bill pointing up and sways side to side to blend into the surrounding reeds.
Recent surveys of the wading bird population showed numbers of some species had dropped by nearly 60 per cent in the last five years.
News quickly spread among the bird-watching fraternity and dozens descended on the nature reserve to catch a glimpse of the wading bird not usually seen further south than the Shetland Islands.
The wading bird is an exceptional breed and boasts an upturned bill.
A SOUTHPORT nature reserve has hired some unusual bouncers to protect the eggs and chicks of the wading birds that reside there - a pair of llamas.
The wading birds, which can grow up to a metre tall with a wing span of two metres, normally prey on fish and mice.
All the wading birds that were relocated by impounding Cardiff Bay are now expected to live on top of that, are they?
Countryside officer Sandra Dobigny said: "September is the ideal time to visit Barmston Pond and discover the wading birds visiting our region.
We're down to 10 percent of the wading birds that once lived there," Representative Shaw said.
Some of the low-tide mud-flats would be lost, displacing some of the wading birds that make the estuary a protected area.
Ninety-four percent of the wading birds that lived and nested in the [Everglades] have disappeared," says Lorion.
Then you have the wading birds, the turnstones and redshanks.