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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“White-rumped sandpiper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-rumped%20sandpiper. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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