spotted sandpiper

noun
common North American sandpiper
Syn: ↑Actitis macularia
Hypernyms: ↑sandpiper
Member Holonyms: ↑Actitis, ↑genus Actitis

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noun
: a common sandpiper (Actitis macularia) that breeds throughout No. America and frequents both fresh and salt water, that in summer has the underparts of the adult heavily spotted with black, and that has a plaintive whistling note and when walking or standing bobs its head and tail continually

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a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, that has brownish-gray upper parts and white underparts, and is spotted with black in the summer. See illus. under sandpiper.
[1760-70]

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spotted sandpiper,
a North American sandpiper with large spots on a white breast.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • spotted sandpiper — a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, that has brownish gray upper parts and white underparts, and is spotted with black in the summer. See illus. under sandpiper. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

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