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Waterbird / ˈwɔːtər bɜːrd / (ˈওয়োটর্‌ বাঃর্ড্‌) n {Also aquatic bird} [a bird that lives on or around water. Some water birds are more terrestrial while others are more aquatic, and their adaptations will vary depending on their environment. These adaptations include webbed feet, beaks, and legs adapted to feed in the water, and the ability to dive from the surface or the air to catch prey in water.] (জলচর পাখি):  

Waterbird related necessary vocabulary notes

Ø Aquatic / əˈkwætɪk / (ˈকোঅ্যাটিক্‌) n [living or growing in, on, or near water] (জলজ): aquatic plants

Ø Terrestrial / təˈrestriəl / (ˈরেস্ট্রিল্‌) adj [(of animals and plants) living on the land or on the ground, rather than in water, in trees or in the air] (স্থলজ; পার্থিব):

Ø Adapt / əˈdæpt / (ˈড্যাপ্ট্‌) v {Pt. Pp. adapted} [to change ideas or behavior to make them suitable for a new situation] (খাপ খাওয়ানো; অভিযোজিত করা): I have had to adapt quickly to the new system.

<SYN> Adjust

Adaptation /ˌædæpˈteɪʃn / (ˌঅ্যাড্যাপ্‌ˈটেশন্‌) n [the process of changing something, for example, behavior, to suit a new situation] (অভিযোজন): adaptation to the workplace

Webbed Feet
 Ø Webbed / webd / (বড্‌) adj [if a bird or animal (such as a duck or frog) has webbed feet, its toes are connected by skin to help it when swimming] (লিপ্তপদাঙ্গুলি): 

 Ø Feed / fiːd / (ফীড্‌) v {Pt. Pp. fed} [to give food to a person, group, or animal] (খাওয়ানো; খাদ্য জোগানো): The animals are fed with hay and grass.

 Ø Dive / daɪv / (ডাভ্‌) v {Pt. dived/dove; Pp. dived} [to jump into the water, especially with your head and arms going in first] (মাথা নীচের দিক দিয়ে পানিতে ঝাঁপ দেওয়া): She dived headlong into the ditch.

Ø Prey / preɪ / (প্রে) n [an animal, a bird, etc. that is hunted and killed for food by another] (শিকার): a cat pouncing on its prey 

Gull / gʌl / (গাল) n {Also seagull} [a bird with long wings and usually white and gray or black feathers that live near the sea, there are several types of gull] (<সামুদ্রিক পাখি> শঙ্খচিল বা গাংচিল): Hundreds of gulls were circling overhead.

Ø Circle / ˈsɜːrkl / (ˈসাঃর্কল্‌) v {Pt. Pp. circled} [to move in a circle, often in the air] (বৃত্তাকারে ঘোরা; ঘুরে ঘুরে চলা; চক্কর খাওয়া): The vultures were already circling around the dead animal.

Ø Overhead / ˈoʊvərhed / (ˈর্হেড্‌) adv [above your head, usually in the sky] (মাথার উপরে; আকাশে): Thunder boomed in the sky overhead. 

Albatross / ˈælbətrɑːs / (ˈঅ্যাল্‌বট্রাঃস্‌) n [a very large white bird with long, strong wings that lives near the sea, especially in the areas of the Pacific and South Atlantic oceans] (ˈঅ্যাল্‌বাট্রাস):

Puffin / ˈpʌfɪn / (ˈপাফিন্‌) n [a black and white bird with a large, brightly colored beak that lives near the sea in northern parts of the world] (পাফিন)

Cormorant / ˈkɔːrmərənt / (ˈকোঃর্মন্ট্) n [a large black bird with a long neck that lives near the sea or other areas of water, and they nest around the shore, on big trees, or on cliffs] (পানকৌড়ি): Cormorants are fish-eaters dining on small eels, fish and even water snakes.

Ø Nest / nest / (নেস্ট্‌) n [a hollow place or structure that is built by birds or insects to leave their eggs in to develop, and shelter their young] (পাখির বাসা; নীড়): The male and female take turns to sit on the nest.

<VERB> Nest // () v [to build a nest, or live in a nest] (বাসা বাঁধা): Thousands of seabirds are nesting on the cliffs.

Ø Shore / ʃɔːr / (শোর্‌) n [the land along the edge of a sea or ocean, lake, or wide river] (তীর; কুল; তট; বেলাভূমি): The ship was anchored offshore. 

Crane / kreɪn / (ক্রে) n 1. [the cranes are large to very large birds, including the world’s tallest flying bird. They are long-legged and long-necked birds with streamlined bodies and large rounded wings] (সারস): The crane as a family consumes a wide range of food, ranging from animal to plant matter.  

2. Crane

2. Crane / kreɪn / (ক্রে) n [a tall metal structure with a long arm, used for lifting and moving heavy objects] (ক্রেন):

Ø Streamline / ˈstriːmlaɪn / (ˈস্ট্রীম্‌লান্‌) v {Pt. Pp. streamlined} [to give something a smooth even shape so that it can move quickly and easily through the air, water or gas] (দক্ষতর করে তোলা <রীতি বা পন্থার সংস্কারসাধন বা সরলীকরণ করে>): The body of dolphin is more streamlined than those of porpoise. 

Egret / ˈiːgrət / (ˈঈগ্র) n [a tall bird of the heron family with long thin legs and long neck and long white tail feathers] (বক): Egret feeds mostly on fish, but will also eat frogs, crayfish, small mammals and reptiles.

Ø Crayfish / ˈkreɪfɪʃ / (ˈক্রেফিশ) n [a small animal which lives in rivers and is similar to a lobster or its flesh as eaten as food] (বাগদা চিংড়ি):

Ø Reptile / ˈreptaɪl / (ˈরেপটা) n [any animal that has cold blood and skin covered with scales and that lays eggs] (সরীসৃপ্‌): Snakes, Crocodiles are all reptiles.

Heron / ˈherən / (হেরন্‌) n [a large bird with long legs, a long neck, and grey or white feathers that lives near water] (কাঁকপাখি; সারস জাতিয় পাখি বিশেষ):

Indian pond heron; কানিবক; কানাবক
Indian Pond Heron

Indian pond heron / ˈɪndiən pɑːnd ˈherən / (ˈনডিএন্‌ পাঃন্ড্‌ ˈহেরন্‌) n [they have stocky with a short neck, short thick bill, and buff-brown back] (কানিবক; কানাবক):

Ø Stocky / ˈstɑːki / (ˈস্টাঃকি) adj [short, with a strong, solid body] (<ব্যাক্তি, প্রাণী ও উদ্ভিদের ক্ষেত্রে>মোটাসোটা, গাট্টাগোট্টা):

Ø Buff / bʌf / (বাফ্‌) n [a pale yellowish color] (হালকা হলুদ রং): a buff envelope buff-brown  

Shelduck / ˈʃeldʌk / (ˈশেলডাক্‌) n {Also Tadorna} [any of various large, usually brightly colored, gooselike wild duck that lives on or near the coast] (পাতি চকাচকি বা সাচকা):

common shelduck; রাজেশ্বরী; শাহ চখা
Common Shelduck

Common shelduck / ˈkɑːmən ˈʃeldʌk / (ˈকাঃমন্‌ ˈশেলডাক্‌) n [a type of wild, small short-necked goose in size and shape, that lives on or near the coast. It is a striking bird, with a reddish-pink bill, pink feet, a white body with chestnut patches and a black belly, and a dark green head and neck] (রাজেশ্বরী; শাহ চখা):  

Ø Chestnut / ˈtʃesnʌt / (চেছনাট্‌) n [a deep reddish-brown color] (বাদামি <রং>):

Teal / tiːl / (টীল্‌) n [a cyan-green color small wild duck] (টীল):

Pelican; গগণবেড়
Pelican / ˈpelɪkən / (ˈপেলিকন্‌) n [a type of large gregarious waterbird with a long beak, an extensible bottom part of its beak pouch for scooping up fish, and mainly white or grey plumage] (গগণবেড় বা পেলিক্যান):    

Ø Gregarious / ɡrɪˈɡeriəs / (গ্রিˈগেরিস্‌) adj [(of animals or birds) living in large groups] (দলবদ্ধভাবে বাস করে এমন; সঙ্গলিপ্সু): Snow geese are very gregarious birds.

Ø Pouch / paʊtʃ / (পাচ্‌) n [a pocket of skin in the mouths of some animals, used for carrying and storing food] (থলে বা থলি):

Avocet; avocet bird; উল্টোঠুঁটি; ঢেঙ্গী

Avocet / ˈævəset / (ˈএ্যাভছেট্‌) n [bird that lives on or near water, they have long legs and they sweep their long, thin, upcurved bills from side to side when feeding in the brackish or saline wetlands they prefer. Their plumage is black and white, sometimes also with some red.] (উল্টোঠুঁটি; ঢেঙ্গী):  

Ø Brackish / ˈbrækɪʃ / (ˈব্র্যাকিশ্‌) adj [(of water) salty, dirty, and unpleasant] (<পানি সম্পর্কে> ঈষৎ লোনা ও নোংরা): brackish lakes/lagoons/marches

Ø Wetland / ˈwetlænd / (ˈটল্যান্ড্‌) n [a large area of land covered with swamp or marsh] (জলাভূমি): The wetlands are home to a large variety of wildlife.

pied avocet bird; চর খুঁচি; খোয়াজ
Pied Avocet
Pied avocet / paɪd ˈævəset / (ফাড্‌ ˈএ্যাভছেট্‌) n [a pied avocet is a large black and white bird that lives on or near water] (চর খুঁচি; খোয়াজ):  

Ø Pied / paɪd / (ফাড্‌) adj [(especially of birds) of two or more different colors, especially black and white] (<বিশেষত পাখি>দো-রংঙ্গা সাদাকাল):

Ibis bird; কাঁচিচোরা
Ibis / ˈaɪbɪs / (ˈবিছ্‌) n [a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae that inhabit wetlands, forests, and plains] (কাঁচিচোরা):

Ø Wade / weɪd / (ওএড্‌) v {Pt. Pp. waded} [to walk with an effort through something, especially water or mud] (<পানি, কাদা ইত্যাদির মধ্য দিয়ে> অতি কষ্টে চলা): I waded across the stream. 

Ø Forest / ˈfɔːrɪst / (ফোঃরিস্ট্‌) n [a large area of land thickly covered with trees and plants] (বন; অরণ্য; জঙ্গল; কানন): We slashed our way through the dense forest.

Ø Plain / pleɪn / (প্লেন্‌) n [a large area of flat land] (সমতল ভূমি): Herds of buffalo roamed these plains.

Glossy Ibis bird; কালো কাঁচিচোরা
Glossy Ibis
Glossy ibis / ˈglɑːsi ˈaɪbis / (ˈগ্লাঃছি ˈবিছ্‌) n [a glossy ibis bird with a long neck, a long beak curves downwards, that lives near water] (কালো কাঁচিচোরা):

Ø Glossy / ˈɡlɑːsi / (ˈগ্লাঃসি) adj [smooth and shiny] (মসৃণ ও উজ্জ্বল): Her hair looked soft and glossy.

Ø Downwards / ˈdaʊn wərdz / (ˈডাউন্‌ ওর্ডজ্‌) adv [towards the ground or towards a lower position] (নীচেরদিকে; নিম্নাভিমুখে): The road slopes gently downwards for a mile or two.

watercock; কোড়া
Watercock / ˈwɔːtərkɑːk / (ˈওআটর্‌কাঃক্‌) n [a waterbird in the rail and crake family, Rallidae. It is the only member of the genus Gallicrex. Adult male watercocks are 43 cm long and weigh 476–650 grams. They have mainly black-grey plumage with red legs, a bill, an extended frontal shield, and a horn. Young males are buff in color, darkening as they mature. Their bill is yellow and their legs are green.] (কোড়া):   

White-breasted Waterhen
White-breasted Waterhen / waɪt -brestɪd ˈwɑːtərhen / () n [a water bird of the rail and crake family, that is widely distributed across South and Southeast Asia. They are dark slaty birds with a clean white face, breast and belly.] (ডাহুক):  


Ruff / rʌf / (রাফ্‌) n [a medium-sized, long-necked, and pot-bellied bird] (জোয়ালা <পাখি>):   


Ø Pot-bellied / pɑːt-belid / (পাঃট-বেলীড্‌) adj [(of people and animals) having a large stomach that sticks out] (ভুঁড়ো; পেটমোটা): Who is that potbellied man sitting over there.  

Coot / kuːt / (কূট্‌) n [a blackbird, also known as Eurasian coot with a white forehead and beak that live on or near water] (কালকূঁচ):

Ø Forehead / ˈfɔːrhed / (ˈফোর্হেড্‌) n [the flat part of the face, above the eyes and below the hair] (কপাল; ললাট):   


Plover / ˈplʌvər / (ˈপ্লাভ) n [a bird with a rounded body, a short tail, a short beak, and long legs that is found mainly by the sea or in areas covered with grass] (ভুতুমে):

pacific golden plover; ভুতুমে চ্যাগা
Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific golden plover / pəˈsɪfɪk ˈgoʊlden ˈplʌvər / (ˈছিফিক ˈগৌলডˈপ্লাভ) [a migratory shorebird that breeds during Alaska and Siberia summers, during the non-breeding season, this medium-sized plover migrates widely across the Pacific] (ভুতুমে চ্যাগা):

Ø Migrate / ˈmaɪɡreɪt / (ˈমাগ্রেট্‌) v {Pt. Pp. migrated} [(of birds, animals, etc.) to move from one part of the world to another according to the season] (পাখি প্রাণী সম্পর্কে) বিশেষ ঋতুতে এক স্থান বা এক দেশ থেকে অন্য স্থানে বা অন্য দেশে পরিভ্রমণ করা): birds that migrate south in the winter

Ø Widely / ˈwaɪdli / (ˈওআড্‌লি) adv [to a large degree; by many] (বহুলাংশে, ব্যাপোকমাত্রায়): Bengali was widely spoken there.  

Stork; মানিকজোড়
Stork / stɔːrk / (স্টোঃর্ক্‌) n [a large, white and black bird with very long legs that walks around in the water to find its food, that lives near water but often builds its nest on the top of a high building. There is a tradition that says that it is storks that bring people their new babies.] (মানিকজোড়)


White stork; ধলা মানিকজোড় বা সাদা মানিকজোড়
White Stork

White stork / waɪt stɔːrk / (ওয়াট্‌ স্টোঃর্ক্‌) n [a large bird in the stork family, its plumage is mainly white, with black on the bird's wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks] (ধলা মানিকজোড় বা সাদা মানিকজোড়):  

Lesser Adjutant

Lesser adjutant / ˈlesər ˈædʒʊtənt / (ˈলেসর্‌ ˈঅ্যাডজুটন্ট্‌) n [a large wading bird in the stork family, it has a bare head and neck without a pendant pouch, its belly and under tail are white. Males and females appear similar in plumage but males tend to be a larger and heavier bill.] (মদনটাক মদনটেঁক বা ছোট মদনটাক):

Greater Adjutant

Greater adjutant / ˈɡreɪtər ˈædʒʊtənt / (গ্রেˈঅ্যাডজুটন্ট্‌) n [a member of the stork family, this large stork has a massive wedge-shaped bill, a bare head, and a distinctive neck pouch. They feed mainly on carrion and offal; however, they are opportunist and will sometimes prey on vertebrates.] (হাড়গিলা, হাড়গিলে বা বড় মদনটাক):

Ø Distinctive / dɪˈstɪŋktɪv / (ডিস্‌ˈটিঙ্কটিভ্‌) adj [having a quality that makes something different and easily noticed] (স্বাতন্ত্র্যসূচক): The male bird has distinctive white markings on its head.

<SYN> Characteristic  

Ø Carrion / ˈkæriən / (ˈক্যারিন্‌) n [decaying flesh of dead animals] (গলিত শব বা মাংস; পূতিমাংস): Crows circled overhead, looking for carrion.

Ø Offal / ˈɑːfl / (ˈআঃফল্‌) n {US also variety meats} [the organs inside an animal, such as the brain, the heart, and the liver, cooked and eaten as food] (প্রাণি দেহের ভিতরের অংশসমূহ, যেমন, কলিজা, মাথা, কিডনি প্রভৃতি):

Ø Opportunist / ˌɑːpərˈtuːnɪst / (ˌআঃপর্‌ˈটূনিস্ট্‌) adj [someone who tries to get power or an advantage in every situation; not done in a planned way] (সুবিধাবাদী; সুযোগসন্ধানী): Raju marked his debut match with an opportunist goal.

Ø Vertebrate / ˈvɜːrtɪbrət / (ˈভাঃর্টিব্রট্‌) n [any animal with a spine, including all mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians] (মেরুদণ্ডি প্রাণী):  

Loon / luːn / (লূন্‌) n [Loons or divers are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. which are the size of a big duck or a small goose, resemble these birds in shape when swimming.] (লুন):

Ø Resemble / rɪˈzembl / (রিˈজেম্‌বল্‌) adj [to look like or be similar to someone or something] (সদৃশ হত্তয়া; (চেহারায়) মিল থাকা): He closely resembles his brother. 

Common Loon

Common loon / ˈkɑːmən luːn / (ˈকাঃমন্‌ লূন্‌) n [The common loon or great northern diver is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds.] (কামন লুন):


Spoonbill / ˈspuːnbɪl / (স্পূন্‌বিল্‌) n [a large, long-legged wading birds, they have a global distribution, being found on every continent except Antarctica. All spoonbills have long legs, long necks, and large, flat, spoonbills and feed by wading through shallow water, sweeping the partly opened bill from side to side.] (চামচমুখো)


Grebe / ɡriːb / (গ্রীব্‌) n [aquatic diving birds, they are widely distributed birds of freshwater, with some species also occurring in marine habitats during migration and winter, they swim on or under the surface of the water] (ডুবুরি পাখি):

Ø Distribute / dɪˈstrɪbjuːt / (ডিˈস্‌ট্রিবূট্‌) v {Pt. Pp. distributed} [to spread something, or different parts of something, over an area] (ছড়িয়ে দেত্তয়া বা পড়া): Cases of the disease are widely distributed through Asia. 

Little Grebe

Little grebe / ˈlɪtl ɡriːb / (ˈলিটল্‌ গ্রীব্‌) n [also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds with a pointed bill] (ছোট ডুবুরি পাখি)

Frigate Bird 

Frigate bird / ˈfrɪɡət bɜːrd / (ˈফ্রিগট্‌ বাঃর্ড্‌) n [a family of seabirds called Fregatidae which are found across all tropical and subtropical oceans. They have black plumage, long, deeply forked tails, and long hooked bills. Females have white underbellies and males have a distinctive red gular pouch, which they inflate during the breeding season to attract females. Their wings are long and pointed and can span up to 2.3 meters (7.5 ft), the largest wing area to body weight ratio of any bird.] (রণতরী পাখি):


 Frigate / ˈfrɪɡət / (ˈফ্রিগট্‌) n [a small fast ship in the navy that travels with other ships in order to protect them] (রণতরী):

 Ø Gular / ˈɡuːlər / (ˈগূলর্‌) n [relating to or situated on the throat of an animal, especially a reptile, fish, or bird] (প্রাণিদেহের গলার নিচে পাতলা চামড়া):

Flamingo; কানঠুটি; কলহংস
Flamingo / fləˈmɪŋɡoʊ / (ফ্লˈমিঙ্‌গৌ) n [a large bird with pink plumages, long, thin legs, a long neck, and a beak that curves down] (কানঠুটি; কলহংস)


Penguin / ˈpeŋɡwɪn / (ˈপেঙ্গু) n [a type of large black and white sea bird found mainly in the Antarctic. They cannot fly but use their short wings for swimming. There are several types of penguins, some of them very large but some of them quite small.] (পেঙ্গুইন):


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