sanderling(redirected from Calidris alba)
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A small shorebird (Calidris alba) found on sandy beaches almost worldwide, having predominantly gray and white plumage.
(Animals) a small sandpiper, Crocethia alba, that frequents sandy shores
[C17: perhaps from sand + Old English erthling, eorthling earthling]
sand•er•ling(ˈsæn dər lɪŋ)
a small sandpiper, Calidris alba, that breeds in the Arctic and frequents sandy beaches in the winter.
[1595–1605; sand + -erling, representing Old English yrthling kind of bird]
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|Noun||1.||sanderling - small sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and migrates southward along sandy coasts in most of world|
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers