pectoral sand-piper

pectoral sandpiper

noun
an American sandpiper, Calidris melanotos, the male of which, when courting, inflates its chest conspicuously.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism

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pectoral sandpiper

noun
American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting 
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