ruddy turnstone

ruddy turnstone

noun
a common shorebird, Arenaria interpres, of the New and Old World arctic, wintering south to southern South America and Australia and having striking reddish-brown, black, and white plumage.
Also called turnstone.


Origin:
1905–10

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