Water meadowA riverside area of low-lying, regularly flooded grassland, also called a 'flood meadow' and in some cases a wash. Improved river control is leading to the rapid disappeance of this kind of habitat, which is important for birds such as the Lapwing Vanellus vanellus and the Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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