buff-bellied pipit

noun

buff-bel·​lied pipit
British
: american pipit
The first rarities recorded were, in fact, American, two buff-bellied pipits which were probably migrating to South America when they were caught in a strong north-westerly and ended up here. Damien Enright, Irish Examiner, 12 Nov. 2007

Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buff-bellied pipit was in 1991

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“Buff-bellied pipit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buff-bellied%20pipit. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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