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spotted sandpiper

noun
1.
a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, that has brownish-gray upper parts and white underparts, and is spotted with black in the summer.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Examples from the web for spotted sandpiper
  • From the boat launch, look for spotted sandpiper on the rocks and fish-eating birds such as belted kingfisher.
  • Here the muddy riverbanks support spotted sandpiper during migration and a few during the summer months.
British Dictionary definitions for spotted sandpiper

spotted sandpiper

noun
1.
a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, having a spotted breast in its breeding plumage Also called (US) peetweet
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