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What (who) is shorebird - definition

Shorebird; Charadrii; Wading bird; Wading birds; Oxeyes; Shore bird; Aberrant wader; Chionidi; Shorebirds; Sexual dimorphism in shorebirds

¦ noun a bird that frequents the shore.
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network         
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve
The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) is a conservation strategy targeting shorebirds in the Americas launched in 1985. Its aim is to protect the nesting, breeding and staging habitats of migratory shorebirds.
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1. a sandpiper, plover, or other wading bird.
2. (waders) high waterproof boots, used by anglers.



Waders or shorebirds are birds of the order Charadriiformes commonly found wading along shorelines and mudflats in order to forage for food crawling or burrowing in the mud and sand, usually small arthropods such as aquatic insects or crustaceans. The term "wader" is used in Europe, while "shorebird" is used in North America, where "wader" may be used instead to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons.

There are about 210 species of wader, most of which live in wetland or coastal environments. Many species of Arctic and temperate regions are strongly migratory, but tropical birds are often resident, or move only in response to rainfall patterns. Some of the Arctic species, such as the little stint, are amongst the longest distance migrants, spending the non-breeding season in the southern hemisphere.

Many of the smaller species found in coastal habitats, particularly but not exclusively the calidrids, are often named as "sandpipers", but this term does not have a strict meaning, since the upland sandpiper is a grassland species.

The smallest member of this group is the least sandpiper, small adults of which can weigh as little as 15.5 grams (0.55 oz) and measure just over 13 centimetres (5 inches). The largest species is believed to be the Far Eastern curlew, at about 63 cm (25 in) and 860 grams (1 pound 14 ounces), although the beach thick-knee is the heaviest at about 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz).

Pronunciation examples for shorebird
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Examples of use of shorebird
1. The long–billed dowitcher is a 10–inch gray shorebird with long legs.
2. All the Delaware Bay shorebird populations are declining, including sanderlings and dunlins, but the red knots are most vulnerable.
3. New Jersey and Delaware both imposed two–year harvest moratoriums last year to address the immediate threat to red knot and other shorebird populations.
4. Armed with historical records, satellite data and reports of sightings, researchers set out three years ago to search for other winter grounds for the shorebird in South Asia.