white-rumped sandpiper


Definition of white-rumped sandpiper 

: a common small migratory sandpiper (Erolia fuscicollis) of eastern North America that breeds in the arctic and winters in southern South America and that is streaked buff and grayish brown with a conspicuous white rump

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First Known Use of white-rumped sandpiper

1868, in the meaning defined above

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