Definition of Charadriiformes
1. Noun. Large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Charadrii, Suborder Charadrii, Limicolae, Suborder Limicolae, Genus Haematopus, Haematopus, Coastal Diving Bird, Lari, Suborder Lari, Alcidae, Family Alcidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charadriiformes
Literary usage of Charadriiformes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Birds' Nests: An Introduction to the Science of Caliology by Charles Dixon (1902)
"... formes—Similarity of architecture in this order—Nests of the charadriiformes —Of the Bustards—Of the Oyster-catchers—Of the Stilts—Of the Woodcocks— Of ..."
2. The History of the Collections Contained in the Natural History Departments by British Museum (Natural History), Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1906)
"827 specimens of Wading-Birds (charadriiformes) and Game-Birds (Galliformes). ... The founda- 1350 Wading-Birds (charadriiformes), including the types of ..."
3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1901)
"There are, perhaps, other characters, but I have not attempted to determine them all. Such a group might well be called the charadriiformes. ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... has a black throat, orange bill, and light green feet. Order XI. charadriiformes. The charadriiformes are here taken to consist of five Sub-Orders. ..."
5. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"... species of Waders, Herons, Ducks, Pelicans, Hawks, and Owls represented in the National Collection—that is, of the ten Orders from charadriiformes to ..."