red-backed sandpiper
Dunlin Dun"lin, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill (E. dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of sandpiper ({Tringa alpina}); -- called also {churr}, {dorbie}, {grass bird}, and {red-backed sandpiper}. It is found both in Europe and America. [1913 Webster]

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  • red-backed sandpiper — noun small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions • Syn: ↑dunlin, ↑Erolia alpina • Hypernyms: ↑sandpiper • Member Holonyms: ↑Erolia, ↑genus Erolia * …   Useful english dictionary

  • sandpiper — /sand puy per/, n. any of numerous shore inhabiting birds of the family Scolopacidae, related to the plovers, typically having a slender bill and a piping call. [1665 75; SAND + PIPER] * * * Any of numerous shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) found… …   Universalium

  • Sandpiper — Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important North… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-bellied sandpiper — noun : red backed sandpiper …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curlew sandpiper — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stilt sandpiper — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dunlin — /dun lin/, n. a common sandpiper, Calidris alpina, that breeds in the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere. [1525 35; var. of dunling. See DUN2, LING1] * * * ▪ bird also called  red backed sandpiper         one of the most common and… …   Universalium

  • Erolia alpina — noun small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions • Syn: ↑red backed sandpiper, ↑dunlin • Hypernyms: ↑sandpiper • Member Holonyms: ↑Erolia, ↑genus Erolia …   Useful english dictionary

  • churr — Dunlin Dun lin, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill (E. dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of sandpiper ({Tringa alpina}); called also {churr}, {dorbie}, {grass bird}, and {red backed sandpiper}. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dorbie — Dunlin Dun lin, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill (E. dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of sandpiper ({Tringa alpina}); called also {churr}, {dorbie}, {grass bird}, and {red backed sandpiper}. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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