buff-breasted sandpiper


Definition of buff-breasted sandpiper

: a small stocky sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) having uniformly buff underparts and yellowish legs, breeding on the northwest coast of North America, wintering in Argentina, and migrating chiefly by the central flyway or to the east coast of Canada and over the Atlantic

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“Buff-breasted sandpiper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buff-breasted%20sandpiper. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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