family Recurvirostridae


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Noun1.family Recurvirostridae - long-legged shorebirds
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
genus Recurvirostra, Recurvirostra - type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets
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Stilt is a common name for several species of birds in the family Recurvirostridae, which are found in brackish or saline wetlands in warm or hot climates.
squatarola (Linnaues), black- I O bellied plover Family Recurvirostridae (stilts and avocets) Himantopus mexicanus (Muller), I R black-necked stilt Recurvirostra americana Gmelin, I R American avocet Family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, phalaropes, and allies) Actitis macularia (Linnaeus), I O spotted sandpiper Arenaria interpres (Linnaeus), I R ruddy turnstone Bartramia longicauda I R (Bechstein), upland sandpiper Calidris acuminata (Horsfield), I R sharp-tailed sandpiper C.

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