suborder Charadrii


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Noun1.suborder Charadrii - shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers; stone curlews
animal order - the order of animals
Charadriiformes, order Charadriiformes - large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae - sandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers
genus Himantopus, Himantopus - major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
Cladorhyncus, genus Cladorhyncus - one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
family Recurvirostridae, Recurvirostridae - long-legged shorebirds
family Glareolidae, Glareolidae - Old World shorebirds: pratincoles and coursers
Burhinidae, family Burhinidae - large wading birds resembling the plovers: stone curlews