spotted sandpiper

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spotted sandpiper

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A widely distributed shorebird (Actitis macularius) of the Americas, having a brownish-gray back and, in the summer, white underparts with many small black spots. Also called peetweet.

spotted sandpiper

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(Animals) a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, having a spotted breast in its breeding plumage. Also called (US): peetweet
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Noun1.spotted sandpiper - common North American sandpiperspotted sandpiper - common North American sandpiper  
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Actitis, genus Actitis - a genus of Scolopacidae
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1988), Melanitta nigra, Butorides virescens, Actitis macularius y Heteroscelus incanum.