order Charadriiformes


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Noun1.order 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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The nearctic migrant, Calidris fuscicollis (Vieilliot, 1819) belongs to the order Charadriiformes and breeds in the tundra of Alaska and north of Canada.
(11) Piscivorous birds, such as those in the order Charadriiformes, who ate these virus-laden fish would have the virus in their gastrointestinal tract, where influenza virus receptors are concentrated.
Although free-flying ducks and geese have been extensively monitored for APMV, limited information is available for species in the order Charadriiformes. From 2000 to 2005, we tested cloacal swabs from 9128 shorebirds and gulls (33 species, 5 families) captured in 10 states within the United States and in 3 countries in the Caribbean and South America.
Komar and Clark (2) suggested that bird species in the order Charadriiformes, such as shorebirds and terns, are candidates for carrying WNV from North America to South America due to long lasting high-level viremias, occasional persistent infectious viral loads in skin, and direct, long-distance flights.