water bird

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also water bird  (wô′tər-bûrd′, wŏt′ər-)
A swimming or wading bird.
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water bird

1. (Animals) any aquatic bird, including the wading and swimming birds
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wa′ter bird`

a swimming or wading bird.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water bird - freshwater aquatic birdwater bird - freshwater aquatic bird    
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
anseriform bird - chiefly web-footed swimming birds
screamer - gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call
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