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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charadriiformes

Chapel Hill
Chaplin
Chaplinesque
Chapman
Chapman's antshrike
Chapman code
Chapultepec
Char
Chara
Characeae
Characean algae
Characidae
Characinidae
Charadrii
Charadriidae
Charadriiformes
Charadrius
Charadrius melodus
Charadrius morinellus
Charadrius vociferus
Charales
Charcot
Charcot's arteries
Charcot's disease
Charcot's gait
Charcot's intermittent fever
Charcot's syndrome
Charcot's triad
Charcot's vertigo
Charcot-Bottcher crystalloids

Literary usage of Charadriiformes

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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 ..."

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