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Charadriiformes

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes

Description

The Charadriiformes consists of about 350 species of shorebirds and found throughout the world. Many species are migratory. Most are found near water and eat invertebrate prey in the mud.

The plovers are compact-looking waders with rounded heads, thick necks, large eyes and short, stout bills. They are most…
This is a family of shorebirds that comprises the stilts and avocets. This group of birds is characterised by very long …
The sandpipers are long-legged waders generally found near the coasts, estuaries, mudflats and mangroves, wading in wate…
This is the family of birds known as terns. They are formerly group with the gulls in the family Laridae. Terns are gull…
This is a family of small, plump, quail-like birds called buttonquails. They are, however, not closely related to quails…
 
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