Sanderling Definition

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[n] small sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and migrates south along sandy coasts in most of world


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Synonyms

Crocethia alba

Misc. Definitions

\San"der*ling\, n. [Sand + -ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo["o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also {curwillet}, {sand lark}, {stint}, and {ruddy plover}.

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