solitary sandpiper

noun

Definition of solitary sandpiper

: an American sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) that is similar in appearance and habit to the Old World green sandpiper and lays its eggs in abandoned nests in trees

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“Solitary sandpiper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solitary%20sandpiper. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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