Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the suborder Charadriisandpipers and snipes.

Etymologies

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Scolopax +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Birds that may visit mangrove communities include scarlet macaw (Ara macao), green macaw (Ara ambigua), military macaw (A. militaris), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), snowy cotinga (Carpodectes nitidus), harpy eagle (Harpia harpyia), osprey (Pandion Halieatus), and a variety of plovers and sandpipers (Charadriidae and Scolopacidae) and several parrots, parakeets, and hummingbirds.

    Northern Honduras mangroves

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