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 26 May. 2024.

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