wading birds, Modern Latin, from Latin grallotores "stilt-walkers," plural of grallator, from grallae "stilts," ultimately from stem of gradi "to walk, go" (see grade (n.)). Related: Grallatorial (1835).
Abundance of water makes the provinces of Shoa a favourite place of resort to many species of grallatores.
This arrangement is constant in grallatores (wading birds), gallinaceæ (domestic fowls), and raptores (birds of prey).
Of the thirty species of grallatores the most remarkable is the emu.
There is also an ornithological museum, with some very fine specimens of the order of grallatores (or waders).
It woke the grallatores of the swamp—the qua-bird, the curlews, and the tall blue herons—who screamed in concert.
In certain anatomical points, and especially 383 in their habits, the Brevipenn differ greatly from the other grallatores.