water bird

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also water bird  (wô′tər-bûrd′, wŏt′ər-)
A swimming or wading bird.

water bird

1. (Animals) any aquatic bird, including the wading and swimming birds

wa′ter bird`

a swimming or wading bird.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water bird - freshwater aquatic birdwater bird - freshwater aquatic bird    
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
anseriform bird - chiefly web-footed swimming birds
screamer - gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call
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The Columbia River Avian Predation Project plans to conduct multiple aerial surveys to document, count, and photograph colonial nesting water bird colonies.
In 1999, the US Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, conducted a diagnostic investigation into a water bird mortality event involving intoxication with avian botulism type C and infection with avian chlamydiosis at the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Montana, USA.
It is being organised by the Secretariats of the African-Eurasian Migratory Water bird Agreement (AEWA) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) - two international wildlife treaties administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - and other partners.
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The 24th Midwinter Water Bird Count carried out in January revealed a significant decline in the number of water dependent birds.
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Thus, even though crawfish impoundments represent high quality water bird habitat, farmers are concerned about negative effects of predation, destruction of forage vegetation, and competition for food by water birds on their crawfish crops.
The dredged material will be placed in a shallow 34-acre area of Milford Pond adjacent to the dredge area in order to create additional emergent wetlands suitable for water bird nesting and Atlantic white cedar establishment.
FRESH water bird Indian Skimmer, whose colonies are now confined to the banks of Chambal river, is facing the threat of extinction because of rising pollution, illegal sand mining and encroachment on its habitat.
The animal charity is also asking people to remember to dispose of their litter carefully after yet another water bird was rescued, having been tangled in fishing line.
The 24th Midwinter Water Bird Count, the longest-running monitoring of any wildlife conducted on an annual basis in Nepal, has put the total population of water birds from 83 species at 28,714 in 2010, while the number from 79 species was 30,144 in 2009.
The Annual bird census 2008 carried out by the park authorities found that 79 types of water bird species thronged the park this year.