wading bird


Definition of wading bird

: any of an order (Ciconiiformes) of long-legged birds (such as herons, bitterns, storks, and ibises) that wade in water in search of food

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Try your hand at traditional Bhutanese archery, then hike to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Temple for a bird’s eye view of the river valley below before camping on the riverside. National Geographic, "Bhutan High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Kate Middleton’s Back to Nature Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show Pays Tribute to Princess Diana," 23 May 2019 The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Shares "Heartbreaking" Parenting Struggle at the Chelsea Flower Show," 19 May 2019 For the first time in months, the occasional chirp of a bird weaves its way between the crunch of snow and my heavy breathing. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Why You Should Ski Uphill This Spring," 29 Apr. 2019 Image Since at least the ancient Greeks, people have dreamed of soaring like a bird from place to place. New York Times, "Contest Aims to Lift Personal Flying Machines Off the Page," 14 June 2018 That wrist bone, very different from a bird's wing, is a tip-off for scientists that Ambopteryx is a dinosaur. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Whoa, Look at This Bird-Bat Dinosaur," 8 May 2019 Ostensibly, this is designed to help build the habit of using a Bird scooter to commute every day, by guaranteeing there’s a scooter available at the right time and place, reserved for you. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Bird’s new scooter delivery service could become a clever hack around city regulation," 5 Oct. 2018 About that Latin name: the genus name Aegolius is a type of screech owl thought to be a bird of ill omen. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "During long summer days in Alaska, Boreal owls perform by daylight," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of wading bird

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wading bird was in 1840

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English Language Learners Definition of wading bird

: a bird with long legs (such as a heron) that finds its food in water

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Kids Definition of wading bird

: a bird (as a heron) with long legs that wades in water in search of food

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