family Charadriidae


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Related to family Charadriidae: Haematopodidae, Scolopacidae
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Noun1.family Charadriidae - plover family
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Charadrii, suborder Charadrii - shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers; stone curlews
plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
Charadrius, genus Charadrius - type genus of the Charadriidae: plovers
genus Pluvialis, Pluvialis - golden plovers
genus Vanellus, Vanellus - Eurasian lapwings
Arenaria, genus Arenaria - turnstones
References in periodicals archive ?
grus (Linnaeus), common crane I R Order Charadriiformes (shorebirds, gulls, auks, and allies) Family Charadriidae (plovers) Charadrius alexandrinus I R Linnaeus, snowy plover C.