dowitcher

[dou-ich-er]
noun
any of several long-billed, snipelike shore birds of North America and Asia, especially Limnodromus griseus.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; perhaps < N Iroquoian; compare Mohawk tawístawis snipe

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dowitcher (ˈdaʊɪtʃə)
 
n
either of two snipelike shore birds, Limnodromus griseus or L. scolopaceus, of arctic and subarctic North America: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
 
[C19: of Iroquoian origin]

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dowitcher

any of three species of shorebirds belonging to the genus Limnodromus, family Scolopacidae. The dowitcher has a chunky appearance and a long bill like a snipe and, in breeding plumage, has reddish underparts, giving rise to the alternative names red-breasted snipe and robin snipe (given also to the knot). It has a white rump and lower back.

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The short-billed dowitcher call consists of three notes in close succession.
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