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Definition of the noun family recurvirostridae
What does family recurvirostridae mean as a name of something?
- long-legged shorebirds
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific name: Recurvirostridae
- more generic term: bird family = a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
- member of: Charadrii / suborder Charadrii = shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers
- member: genus Recurvirostra / Recurvirostra = type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
stilt Any of certain species of shorebirds (family Recurvirostridae) that have long thin legs and a long slender bill and inhabit warm regions worldwide. Stilts, 14–18 in. (35–45 cm) long, live around ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
3Genus Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae: ...
The Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)
by James H. Marsh
Michael Gnarowski Avocet (order Charadriiformes, family Recurvirostridae) is a large, long-legged shorebird about 50 cm long with striking white and black plumage. Range and Habitat The 4 species of avocets (one in each of North and ...
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