longirostres definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a small grouping of wild birds described as having long thin expenses, as the sandpipers, curlews, and ibises. It is now viewed as an artificial division.
  • others:
    • In Cuvier's system of classification, a family group of Grallæ or wading birds, like the snipes and their particular allies, together with the ibises, ranged right here because of their shallow resemblance to curlews.
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