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{n: aquatic bird} wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water

{n: bustard} large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes

{n: button quail, button-quail, bustard quail, hemipode} small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains

{n: courlan, Aramus guarauna} wading bird of South America and Central America

{n: crane} large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

{n: flamingo} large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes

{n: godwit} large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill

{n: heron} grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill

{n: limpkin, Aramus pictus} wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call

{n: plain wanderer, Pedionomus torquatus} small Australian bird related to the button quail; classified as wading bird but inhabits plains

{n: redshank, Tringa totanus} a common Old World wading bird with long red legs

{n: shorebird, shore bird, limicoline bird} any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

{n: stilt, Australian stilt} long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia

{n: stilt, stiltbird, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, Himantopus stilt} long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons

{n: wading bird, wader} any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food

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