dunlin, a British bird (Tringa alpina), a species of sandpiper, occurring in vast flocks along sandy shores.
Its note is described as being louder than that of the dunlin.
A name for the dunlin, Tringa alpina, a species of sand-piper frequenting our shores and the banks of rivers in winter.
At Kaolak River (July 17, 1951) a dunlin was feeding and flying with a group of four semipalmated sandpipers.
The dunlin is absolutely the commonest Limicoline bird of the shore, and certainly the most widely dispersed.
Next day in the same general area where winds had driven water on the sand, four semipalmated sandpipers were feeding with dunlin.
He would tell of immense flocks of widgeon, of banks of brent geese, and clouds of dunlin.
Small wading-birds, like ringed plovers and dunlin, commonly fly in “bunches.”
Redshank, curlew, and dunlin—cousins of the snipe and woodcock—are all accomplished performers in the art of wooing on the wing.
The period of incubation is probably the same as for the European dunlin, 22 days.