least sandpiper


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Related to least sandpiper: sanderling, Solitary Sandpiper, spotted sandpiper
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Noun1.least sandpiper - smallest American sandpiperleast sandpiper - smallest American sandpiper    
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Erolia, genus Erolia - a genus of Scolopacidae
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The agency has also gunned down the brown-headed cowbird, boat-tailed grackle, common raven, American crow, fish crow and waterfowl and wading birds that relish the coastal wetlands neighboring Kennedy, such as the wood duck, bufflehead, American wigeon, semipalmated plover, sanderling, least sandpiper, black-crowned night heron, great egret and cattle egret, according to Port Authority records.
Like song sparrows clearing out the competition under a feeder, the semis moved from "freeze frame" to "fast forward" in a stop-and-go pattern: Charge a least sandpiper.
In 2006 and 2007, 1,050 shorebirds (Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri, and Least Sandpiper, C.
The second category includes the least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) and spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), which breed at lower latitudes within Alaska and occasionally occur in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range.
A NORTH American Least Sandpiper - the world's smallest wader - arrived at Startop's End Reservoir, Herts, this month - taking care to avoid being trampled by Canada Geese.
The most common species are the Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, and Pectoral Sandpiper.
Readers are not told that MacFarlane, from the shortlived Fort Anderson, "contributed more specimens in a single year than any other collector in the museum's history" (Deignan, 1947:7), including 170 sets of lesser golden-plover eggs, 70 of the red-necked phalarope, 30 of the lesser yellowlegs, 20 each of the semipalmated plover, least sandpiper, and buff-breasted sandpiper, and the firstever egg sets of the stilt sandpiper (three) and the sanderling (one).

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