water bird


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wa·ter·bird

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

water bird

n
1. (Animals) any aquatic bird, including the wading and swimming birds

wa′ter bird`


n.
a swimming or wading bird.
[1400–50]
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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Peter Cranswick, head of water bird monitoring for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said: ``Further work is necessary to understand the status of some species, not least the common scoter , a species for which Wales is vitally important, particularly in the face of emerging dangers.