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Sandpiper

noun
1.
Any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers.



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"Sandpiper" Quotes from Famous Books



... other varieties of evergreens, plentifully mingled with cedars and deciduous forest trees. Wild fowl in great variety visit the island, and the low-lying land within the sea-wall is the favourite haunt of many sea-birds; and several varieties of plover, the redshank, greenshank, sandpiper, and snipe may be found there. The crossbill comes very often, and the green woodpecker's cry is quite familiar. But perhaps the most beautiful little winged creature that favours us ...
— Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch • Sidney Heath



Words linked to "Sandpiper" :   dunlin, Calidris canutus, greyback, Actitis macularia, yellowlegs, shore bird, Calidris melanotos, Erolia minutilla, greenshank, jacksnipe, redshank, limicoline bird, family Scolopacidae, European sandpiper, ruff, Actitis hypoleucos, Calidris Ferruginea, Crocethia alba, Bartramia longicauda, knot, Erolia alpina, stint, Philomachus pugnax, upland plover, grayback, sanderling, Tringa nebularia, tattler, Scolopacidae, Tringa totanus, shorebird



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