Charadriiformes

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Related to Charadriiform: order Charadriiformes, Scolopaci

Charadriiformes

the order of birds containing waders (shorebirds), auks, gulls and terns.
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Passeriform and charadriiform birds were more reservoir competent (a derivation of viremia data) than other species tested.
Habitat requirements of Charadriiform birds nesting on salt flats at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge.
Conversions to biomass.--For fox scats, we used information in Lockie (1959), Goszczynski (1974), and Reynolds and Aebischer (1991) to provide the following multiplicative factors to convert total mass of undigested remains by species (mammals) or order (birds) to biomass of prey eaten: voles (23), ground squirrels (45), large mammals such as caribou and grizzly bear (100), passeriform and charadriiform ("small") birds (45), anseriform and galliform ("large") birds (61), and eggshell (9.1).
Manning & Jones (1990) found parts of two passerines and one charadriiform bird in barn owl pellets collected in April in southeastern Crosby County.