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

Examples of wading bird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This issue has a charmingly amateurish sketch of a three-legged, mermaid-like creature covered in scales, with the head of a bird topped by flowing locks of hair. Matt Alt, The New Yorker, "From Japan, a Mascot for the Pandemic," 9 Apr. 2020 Most of the videos are paired with downloadable instructions for related projects — videos on bird watching and weather stations, for example, are accompanied by a bird watching bingo card and a guide to making your own weather station. Deborah Martin, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio museums beefing up online educational content for parents, educators with STEAM lesson plans and projects," 2 Apr. 2020 How tough can a bird that weighs about a pound soaking wet be? Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Spring ptarmigan surveys can be hard work but well worth the effort — and they’re fun," 3 May 2020 In medieval times, seemingly every social rank had a bird. Kate Donnelly, Travel + Leisure, "Discover the Thrill of Falconry at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs," 22 Apr. 2020 That includes birding guides and projects that range from learning how to draw a bird to identifying and appreciating city pigeons. Popular Science, "Thirteen free online resources to educate and entertain your kids," 16 Apr. 2020 Red siskins can crossbreed with canaries to create red canaries, a bird prized by pet owners. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian Magazine, "Heavily Trafficked Songbirds a Victim of Venezuelan Collapse," 6 Apr. 2020 Burlington Police received a call about a bird tangled in the netting of a soccer goal behind the Memorial School. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, "An owl is saved, and a priest gets hacked," 19 Feb. 2020 The Rangers now have a Condor and a Bird competing for playing time at first base. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Rangers agree to minor-league deal with former Yankees 1B Greg Bird," 4 Feb. 2020

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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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“Wading bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wading%20bird. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for wading bird

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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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