aquatic bird

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Noun1.aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt wateraquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
water bird, waterbird, waterfowl - freshwater aquatic bird
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
gallinule, swamphen, water hen, marsh hen - any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
sea bird, seabird, seafowl - a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
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The vast herds which had been grazing among the wild pastures of the prairies, gradually disappeared, and the endless flocks of aquatic birds, that were pursuing their customary annual journey from the virgin lakes of the north towards the gulf of Mexico, ceased to fan that air, which had now become loaded with dew and vapour.
They said, "Oh, what a number of them!"--which was all that was to be said by persons ignorant of the natural history of aquatic birds.
Whether it's the typical winter misery or a pandemic, every strain that infects humans "started off somewhere along the family tree in the aquatic bird reservoirs," Webby said.
Immunohistochemistry and polymerase chain reaction on the brain were positive for an avian bornavirus (ABV), and partial sequencing of the matrix gene identified aquatic bird bornavirus-1 (ABBV-l), 100% identical to viruses circulating in wild Canada geese (Branta canadensis).
Which large aquatic bird belongs to the genus Cygnus?
These authors state that 17 aquatic bird species breed in colonies in Pantanal, especially kingfishers, terns, black skimmers, storks, herons and spoonbills.
The loonie, as the Canadian currency is known for the image of the aquatic bird on the C$1 coin, depreciated 2.4 per cent to C$1.0892 per US dollar from the end of last week.
The stone can be found in the steps on Pier 1 and in the seating area near a newly established tidal marsh--planted with smooth cord grass and intended as a home to marine and aquatic bird life.
A young aquatic bird longs to follow in the footsteps of his hero, legendary waverider Big Z, and leave his Antarctic home to compete in a prestigious tournament on a tropical island.
The roseate spoonbill, the most severely affected species in this case (100% mortality), is an aquatic bird of order Ciconiiformes with long spoon-shaped bill that occurs from the Southern North, Central and South America, and in Brazil, principally in the CentralWestern region (CORNELL, 2008).
Last August, for example, leaders from 20 Mayan communities in western Guatemala accused Canadian miner Skye Resources of operating mines that, among other things, have contaminated water supplies and resulted in "massive fish and aquatic bird kills" in some areas.
* In 1918, the aquatic bird flu made its way to Kansas and spread quickly among United States soldiers and cavalry.

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