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sandpiper

Definitions of sandpiper
  1. noun
    any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
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    Actitis hypoleucos, European sandpiper
    a variety of sandpiper
    Actitis macularia, spotted sandpiper
    common North American sandpiper
    Erolia minutilla, least sandpiper, stint
    smallest American sandpiper
    Erolia alpina, dunlin, red-backed sandpiper
    small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
    Tringa nebularia, greenshank
    large European sandpiper with greenish legs
    Tringa totanus, redshank
    a common Old World wading bird with long red legs
    yellowlegs
    either of two North American shorebird with yellow legs
    Calidris melanotos, jacksnipe, pectoral sandpiper
    American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
    Calidris canutus, grayback, greyback, knot
    a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
    Calidris Ferruginea, curlew sandpiper
    Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
    Crocethia alba, sanderling
    small sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and migrates southward along sandy coasts in most of world
    Bartramia longicauda, Bartramian sandpiper, upland plover, upland sandpiper
    large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands
    Philomachus pugnax, ruff
    common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
    tattler
    any of several long-legged shorebirds having a loud whistling cry
    Tringa melanoleuca, greater yellowlegs
    a variety of yellowlegs
    Tringa flavipes, lesser yellowlegs
    a variety of yellowlegs
    reeve
    female ruff
    Heteroscelus incanus, Polynesian tattler
    tattler of Pacific coastal regions
    Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, willet
    large North American shorebird of eastern and Gulf Coasts
    type of:
    limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird
    any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
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