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Any of several shorebirds of the genus Limnodromus that breed in far northern latitudes and have brownish plumage and a long straight bill.

[Perhaps from Mohawk tawístawis, snipe.]


(Animals) either of two snipelike shore birds, Limnodromus griseus or L. scolopaceus, of arctic and subarctic North America: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
[C19: of Iroquoian origin]


(ˈdaʊ ɪtʃ ər)

any of several long-billed snipelike shorebirds of North America and Asia, esp. Limnodromus griseus.
[1835–45, Amer.; perhaps < N Iroquoian; compare Mohawk tawístawis snipe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipedowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
snipe - Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
grayback, Limnodromus griseus, greyback - a dowitcher with a grey back
Limnodromus scolopaceus, red-breasted snipe - a dowitcher with a red breast
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vipio) from the main text and the inclusion of Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus) as a "representative" steppe species.
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The local rare bird headlines this week were taken by a Long-billed Dowitcher at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, a North American wader with a good track record at this Dee estuary site.
FAA should improve control of birds and wildlife near airports The victims could fill a novice bird-watcher's bucket list: blackpoll warbler, double-crested cormorant, American black duck, short-billed dowitcher, black-crowned night heron, magnolia warbler, budgerigar and green-winged teal.
An American long-billed dowitcher was also at Connahs Quay.
Look for whimbrel, long-billed curlew, black-bellied plover, Pacific golden plover, greater yellowlegs, ruddy turnstone or long- and short-billed dowitcher - species that are many times seen only at this time of year for a period of a few weeks.
Short Billed Dowitcher sighted on the marsh, first English recording of this American visitor results in national media coverage.
RARE waders - a Wilson's Phalarope in Essex, a Pacific Golden Plover in Suffolk and a Long-billed Dowitcher in Kent - have been spotted passing south through Britain.
Hundreds of cars lined the shore at Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, yesterday as twitchers flocked to see the rare North American shortbilled dowitcher.
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A LONG-BILLED dowitcher, from America, was found at Burton Marsh, Wirral last weekend and was next seen at Inner Marsh Farm RSPB, Wirral.