waterbird

noun
wa·​ter·​bird | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbərd How to pronounce waterbird (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterbird

: a swimming or wading bird

Examples of waterbird in a Sentence

gulls, ducks, and other waterbirds
Recent Examples on the Web When an infected waterbird dies, a raptor may make a meal of it and become infected in the process. Anne Readel, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2022 Back at the harbor, another small waterbird — an eared grebe — was released alongside the ruddy duck Wednesday. Robin Estrin, Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021 While patrolling the beach on September 5, observing terns, the 18-year-old spotted what initially looked like a great blue heron, a waterbird commonly seen there. Maureen Seaberg And Douglas Main, National Geographic, 21 Sep. 2020 This is in part because of the management strategy in place for protecting nesting and breeding areas for waterfowl, shorebirds and waterbirds. Joseph Albanese, Outdoor Life, 9 Mar. 2020 The shells also provided a home for invertebrates to colonize—a bobbing waterbird buffet. Priyanka Runwal, Scientific American, 4 Mar. 2020 Thanks to its location along the famous Pacific Flyway migration route, the park hosts over 250 species of songbirds, waterbirds, and raptors. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, 28 Oct. 2019 Wildlife Drive is also a good way to view a wide variety of waterbirds and shorebirds, as well as alligators, marsh rabbits, and the occasional otter. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019 Wildlife Drive is also a good way to view a wide variety of waterbirds and shorebirds, as well as alligators, marsh rabbits, and the occasional otter. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of waterbird

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Waterbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterbird. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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waterbird

noun
wa·​ter·​bird | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbərd How to pronounce waterbird (audio) , ˈwä- \

Kids Definition of waterbird

: a swimming or wading bird

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