- shore-inhabiting; of or pertaining to numerous birds of the families Charadriidae, comprising the plovers, and Scolopacidae, comprising the sandpipers.
Origin of limicoline
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Its habits on the shore are very similar to those of the other Limicoline species.
With the present species we exhaust the number of Limicoline birds that nest upon the shore in the British Islands.
The young of all Limicoline birds are hatched covered with down, and are able to run soon after their breaking from the shell.
It is rather remarkable how few species of Limicoline birds breed on the British coast-line.
It also, Rail-like, frequently alights on trees and fences, a habit I have not remarked in any other Limicoline species.Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)
P. L. Sclater
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Charadrii, a suborder of birds containing the plovers, sandpipers, snipes, oystercatchers, avocets, etc
C19: from New Latin Limicolae former name of order, from Latin līmus mud + colere to inhabit
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