wading birds, Modern Latin, from Latin grallotores "stilt-walkers," plural of grallator, from grallae "stilts," ultimately from stem of gradi "to walk, go" (see grade (n.)). Related: Grallatorial (1835).
Examples from the Web for grallatores
It woke the grallatores of the swamp—the qua-bird, the curlews, and the tall blue herons—who screamed in concert.The Quadroon|Mayne Reid
Of the thirty species of grallatores the most remarkable is the emu.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
There is also an ornithological museum, with some very fine specimens of the order of grallatores (or waders).A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land|William R. Hughes
In certain anatomical points, and especially 383 in their habits, the Brevipenn differ greatly from the other Grallatores.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
This arrangement is constant in grallatores (wading birds), gallinaceæ (domestic fowls), and raptores (birds of prey).Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer