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Limicoli
Dunlin
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Limicoli
Shape, 1891
Families
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Sandpiper-like waders, Limicoli is a suborder of Charadriiformes. They are found worldwide, but the seedsnipes are restricted to South America and the Plains-wanderer is endemic to Australia.

Description

Most species long bills to probe for food in the mud, while curlews and shanks have long bills to reach father than other species.[1]

Taxonomy

It contains the following families, genera and species:[2]

Species

References

  1. ^ David Burnie (Editor), Richard Beatty (Contributor), Amy-Jane Beer (Contributor) (2010). The Natural History Book: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 978-1405336994. 
  2. ^ John H. Boyd III (November 10, 2011). "CHARADRIIFORMES". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 12-12-2019.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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