Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of small and somewhat rail-like herons, the squacco herons, of the subfamily Ardeinœ.

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Examples

  • This habitat is important for migratory bird species, such as common ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula), crab plover (Dromas ardeola), gray plover (Charadrius squatarola), African spoonbill (Platalea alba) and great white egret (Egretta alba).

    Madagascar mangroves

  • The mangrove forest of the Rufiji Delta is any important site for migratory wetland birds, such as curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea), little stint (Calidris minuta), crab plover (Dromas ardeola), roseate tern (Sterna dougallii) and Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia).

    East African mangroves

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