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wading bird Line breaks: wad¦ing bird

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Definition of wading bird in English:

noun

A waterbird, especially one with long legs, that habitually wades; a wader.
Example sentences
  • The animals eat the eggs of wading birds including dunlin, lapwing, redshank and snipe.
  • The island also attracts a variety of wading birds such as herons and egrets and many songbirds.
  • Raptors, colonial birds, shorebirds, wading birds, and waterfowl can all be found feeding and nesting on various islands in the Bay.

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