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waterbird

Line breaks: water|bird
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəbəːd
 
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Definition of waterbird in English:

noun

A bird that frequents water, especially one that habitually wades or swims in fresh water.
Example sentences
  • The pond is usually dominated by the usual waterbirds: Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, American Black Duck, and Double-crested Cormorant.
  • Most of the postcranial elements belong to continental waterbirds, including pelicans, anhingas, herons, storks, ducks, and rails.
  • There were birds everywhere, waterbirds and shorebirds in the pools, landbirds flying by or sitting on fences.

Words that rhyme with waterbird

weaverbird • Sigurd

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