shore bird

shorebird

[shawr-burd, shohr-]
noun
a bird that frequents seashores, estuaries, etc., as the snipe, sandpiper, plover, and turnstone; a limicoline bird.

Origin:
1665–75; shore1 + bird

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shore bird
 
n
Also called (Brit): wader any of various birds that live close to water, esp any bird of the families Charadriidae or Scolopacidae (plovers, sandpipers, etc)

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