water ousel

Water ousel

Wa"ter ou"sel\, Water ouzel \Wa"ter ou"zel\ . (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus Cinclus (or Hydrobates), especially the European water ousel (C. aquaticus), and the American water ousel (C. Mexicanus). These birds live about the water, and are in the habit of walking on the bottom of streams beneath the water in search of food.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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