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aquatic bird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aquatic bird wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
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Usage

In literature:

It abounds in fish of peculiar form, and in aquatic birds.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
This is what he says: 'Here and there among the low thicket scrubs are vast rookeries of aquatic birds, whose clamour is deafening.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
Aquatic birds of passage of the auk kind on our western coasts; called also razor-bills.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
When they came near the marsh they could hear a low chattering noise as the birds fed on the aquatic grasses.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
The lake is of fresh water, rich in fish, and frequented by hippopotami and aquatic birds.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Ducks, geese, swans, and many other aquatic birds, visit our waters in the spring.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
On either side of the building two oblong pools bore upon their transparent surface aquatic birds and flowers.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Aquatic birds, of a great number of kinds, were equally busy in the pursuit of the fish.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
Game birds, especially of aquatic sorts, prevail.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
The salt marshes and lagoons in this vicinity are famous for the multitude of aquatic birds and waders which frequent them.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
Of aquatic birds there is a great variety.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
At the same time there was a daily increase in the number of aquatic animals and birds around us.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Birds, however, especially aquatic species, are very numerous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Some say that its feet are webbed like an aquatic bird.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
For days the report had reached us of the myriads of aquatic birds that had settled in the marisma.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
The principal aquatic birds are, boobies, or gannets, man-of-war birds, coots, gorlings, (a kind of heron,) gulls.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
But Mrs Bowater, with drooping, pallid face, and gaze now fixed deep on a glass-case containing three stuffed, aquatic birds, had not heard me.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
The birds arranged in this order are also known, under the name of aquatic birds.
"The Natural History of Cage Birds" by J. M. Bechstein
Of birds there are over 100 species, more than one-half being aquatic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
Couch gives some facts of interest relating to the mode of escape practised by the water-rail, swan, and some other aquatic birds.
"Animal Intelligence" by George J. Romanes
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In news:

The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) stated that preliminary results of a study it is conducting show that EPA is underestimating the aquatic toxicity to birds and other wildlife of neonicotinoids.
FRESNO, California, October 13 CALIFORNIA dominated the pool on Saturday at the Early Bird Invitational and captured the early season tune-up at the Fresno State Aquatics Center.
A bird-killing neurotoxin linked to the aquatic weed hydrilla re-appeared this fall at Thurmond Lake, where at least one dead eagle has been recovered in Lincoln County.
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