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Related to Charadriiform: order Charadriiformes, Scolopaci
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Noun1.Charadriiformes - large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
Charadrii, suborder Charadrii - shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers; stone curlews
Limicolae, suborder Limicolae - term used in some classifications for migratory shorebirds; coextensive with the Charadrii
genus Haematopus, Haematopus - oystercatchers
coastal diving bird - gull family; skimmer family; jaeger family; auk family
suborder Lari, Lari - gulls; terns; jaegers; skimmers
Alcidae, family Alcidae - web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.
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As metabolism decreased with age, I propose that long-lived charadriiform birds, with their high levels of oxygen expenditure, altered their energy consumption to reduce oxidative (or other) damage.
Many species of resident and migrant charadriiform birds were observed feeding on the flat during the study.