upland sandpiper

noun

Definition of upland sandpiper

: a large short-billed American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) that frequents fields and prairies

called also upland plover

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Examples of upland sandpiper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a tricolored heron at Magnolia Point in Gloucester and an upland sandpiper at Logan Airport. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings across the region," 13 July 2019 Notable breeding species include Henslow's sparrow, king and Virginia rails, upland sandpiper, least bitterns, American bitterns and common snipe. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "Observation deck planned for Winthrop Harbor nature preserve off Lake Michigan," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of upland sandpiper

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Upland sandpiper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upland%20sandpiper. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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