Definition of Order Gruiformes

1. Noun. Inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Gruiformes

order Falconiformes
order Filicales
order Foraminifera
order Fucales
order Gadiformes
order Galliformes
order Ganoidei
order Gaviiformes
order Gentianales
order Geophilomorpha
order Geraniales
order Ginkgoales
order Gnetales
order Graminales
order Gregarinida
order Gruiformes (current term)
order Guttiferales
order Gymnophiona
order Haemosporidia
order Haplosporidia
order Heliozoa
order Helotiales
order Hemiptera
order Heterosomata
order Heterotrichales
order Hymenogastrales
order Hymenoptera
order Hypericales
order Hypermastigina
order Hypocreales

Literary usage of Order Gruiformes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck, Geographical Society of Baltimore (1905)
"Order GRUIFORMES (Rails, Cranes, etc.). Rallus crepitans coryi (Maynard) -JJ (Bahama Clapper Rail). Abaco, Berry- Islands, New Providence, Rose Island, ..."

2. The Valley of Kashmír by Walter Roper Lawrence (1895)
"Is not very common, but exists in Kashmir, and is flushed in ordinary snipe ground, and among rice fields ; most probably breeds here. Order GRUIFORMES. ..."

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