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.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Family Gruidae, Gruidae, Aramus, Genus Aramus, Aramus Guarauna, Courlan, Aramus Pictus, Limpkin, Cariamidae, Family Cariamidae, Family Rallidae, Rallidae, Otides, Suborder Otides, Family Otididae, Otididae, Family Turnicidae, Turnicidae, Family Psophiidae, Psophiidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Gruiformes
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. ..."