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shore·birdalso shore bird (shôr′bûrd′)
Any of various birds that frequent the shores of coastal or inland waters, such as a sandpiper, plover, or snipe.
a bird frequenting seashores, estuaries, etc., esp. birds of the order Charadriiformes, as sandpipers, plovers, oystercatchers, and avocets, that probe or scan the shoreline for marine invertebrates.
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|Noun||1.||shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries|
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
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Aphriza virgata, surfbird - sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America
woodcock - game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
snipe - Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
curlew - large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
godwit - large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill
Himantopus stilt, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, stiltbird, stilt - long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
avocet - long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill
oyster catcher, oystercatcher - black-and-white shorebird with stout legs and bill; feed on oysters etc.
phalarope - small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the Arctic and winter in the tropics
glareole, pratincole - Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers
courser - swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles