HyperDic: sandpiper

English > 1 sense of the word sandpiper:
NOUNanimalsandpiperany of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call
English > sandpiper: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers.
Member ofScolopacidae, family Scolopacidaesandpiper family
NarrowerEuropean sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucosA variety of sandpiper
curlew sandpiper, Calidris FerrugineaOld World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
greenshank, Tringa nebularialarge European sandpiper with greenish legs
knot, greyback, grayback, Calidris canutusA sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
least sandpiper, stint, Erolia minutillasmallest American sandpiper
pectoral sandpiper, jacksnipe, Calidris melanotosAmerican sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
red-backed sandpiper, dunlin, Erolia alpinasmall common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
redshank, Tringa totanusA common Old World wading bird with long red legs
ruff, Philomachus pugnaxCommon Eurasian sandpiper
sanderling, Crocethia albasmall sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and migrates southward along sandy coasts in most of world
spotted sandpiper, Actitis maculariaCommon North American sandpiper
tattlerAny of several long-legged shorebirds having a loud whistling cry
upland sandpiper, upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper, Bartramia longicaudalarge plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands
yellowlegsEither of two North American shorebird with yellow legs
Broadershorebird, shore bird, limicoline birdAny of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
Spanishescolopácido, playero

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